Place Deixis in English

ERANOVIC, Jovan (2013) Place Deixis in English. 3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

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Key words: deixis, reference, demonstratives, pointing ABSTRACT The paper discusses English deictic expressions, the way they refer to various spatial dimensions, as well as different aspects and manifestations of place deixis in English. Such expressions, often accompanied by pointing or otherwise gestures, are anchored to their context of use, and their interpretation depends on both the speaker’s intentions and their linguistic and extralinguistic components. These expressions are usually pronouns and place and time adverbs. The paper also discusses a deictic center and its key role in understanding the relationship between the interlocutors and the objects of their conversation. It is deictic expressions that enable us create a mental picture of a discourse and follow its logic and development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Education Faculty > English Language and Literature Department
Depositing User: Mr. Serdar Ozgoze
Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 13:53
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 13:53

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