Deixis and Anaphora

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2016

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  • Jiang, Yan (2016) 'Deixis and Anaphora.' In: Huang, Chu-Ren and Shi, Dingxu, (eds.), A Reference Grammar of Chinese. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 484-517.

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Yan Jiang, « Deixis and Anaphora », SOAS Research Online - Articles, ID : 10670/1.ud1jyi


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This chapter describes the main types and usages of deictics and anaphors. The phenomenon of deixis involves the use of a word or phrase whose interpretation is determined through considerations of the physical properties in the situation of utterance, from the perspective of the speaker or the addressee who are engaged in the act of communication. When the need to make further structural distinctions is in order, a deictic consisting of one single word is referred to as a “deictic term,” while a larger deictic built around a deictic term is referred to as a “deictic expression.”

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