Currently, I'm writing a thesis on deixis and I ran into trouble while dealing with some rather borderline cases in my corpus. I would appreciate your opinions on the utterances below.
After, such as in (1) is traditionally considered a deictic expression of time deixis, right? I don't know why but to me it seems to be rather non-deictic, given the context of the utterance "after the workout" does not really change its meaning in different contexts, than what's deictic about it?
(1) I eat immediately after the workout, and usually get some more caffeine at that point as well.
Similarly in (2) currently and when should be expressions of temporal deixis, too.
(2) Currently on a bulk. When I was cutting it was maybe ~$80.
My second question concerns the difference between anaphora and discourse deixis. Is it in sentence (3) below anaphoric or discourse deictic? The speaker is answering the question concerning spendings on food: "Curious what everybody spends on food specialy you big rigs"
(3) Buying most in bulk and looking for the best deals, i'd say somewhere around $150 or so for the month. I try to keep it low if I can.
since there is no nominal antecedent explicitly present, I would label it as a discourse deictic, answering the question i.e. spendings on food.