Considering the nature of deixis, I have trouble coming up with written examples where the pronoun is of a deictic nature, other than quotes from speech etc. Or maybe I have misunderstood the meaning of a deictic pronoun?
In spite of their differences, written and oral language don't differ too much in deixis, I think. Deixis is not only concerned with quotes. It refers to the extralinguistic world: yesterday, tomorrow, he, she...These are different categories (adverbs, pronouns...) but they have this propriety in common. Anafora and Catafora refer to precedent and previous speech, respectively, thus, a link to deixis can be seen. Sorry for the mistakes, it's difficult to explain such a thing in English (I'm Spaniard) but I hope to have shed some light in this issue. Best regards. María José Barrios (Spain)
Deictic pronouns refer to entities that must be identified according to the context of utterance. For instance, in the sentence
I will give you an answer about deictic pronouns, the deictic pronouns
you refer to the speaker and the addressee, respectively. Of course, there could be different referents in each context of utterance. Anaphoric pronouns are different. They refer back to constituents in the sentence domain. That is the case of
Mary is my wife and I love her. In principle, pronouns cannot be both anaphoric and deictic, since they simply pick up different referents.