Questions tagged [deixis]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Deictic categories

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Exophora vs deixis

I understand that there are two main types of reference i.e. exophoric and endophoric. Endophoric reference is anaphora and cataphora - traditionally non-deictic reference since we find antecedents ...
4
votes
2answers
345 views

When an outsider describes family relationships, which point of view are they using?

You see a family in the park and you naturally list the members as "Mom, Dad, son, and daughter". But from whose perspective is this? "Mom" and "Dad" are identifiers as seen from the perspective of ...
6
votes
3answers
155 views

Do all pro-forms need to have antecedents?

Are all pro-forms the same in that they have to have antecedents and postcedents in the conversation to have any meaning? For example, the word "it" derives its meaning from a noun located either just ...
1
vote
1answer
285 views

Why is “then” deictic?

Then is mentioned as deictic in many papers but I couldn't find a sufficient explanation for that. Every example I could think of involves then acting as anaphora, but how decctic? If I say: I am ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Types of Deixis and Anaphoric and Endophoric references help?

So basically I have this text and it states: "Our study shows ..." While it only focused on ..., the findings are also thought to hold true for other ... It involved only college students,...
6
votes
2answers
352 views

What is the functional or semantic distinction between proximate and obviative person deixis?

What is the functional or semantic distinction between proximate and obviative person deixis? From what I've read ... "Deixis is reference by means of an expression whose interpretation is ...
35
votes
13answers
3k views

Are there languages with other spatial deixis besides “here”, “there” and “over there”?

When it comes to spatial deixis most languages seem to have either two or three distinctions: 2 | 3 English | Spanish Japanese ------------------------------ here | aquí / acá koko ...