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a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs


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7) So, for example, the deliberate use of deictics and prepositional phrases in these sonnets become formal devices that reflect a physical encounter of subject and beloved object as well as a speaker's struggle to coordinate her position in relation to a present other.
In the richest and most challenging possible use of the syntheses embodied by deictic language, "Requiem" expresses the speaker's hope for incorporating death into life and so reconciling her life with her mother's death.
Though I am in great sympathy with Jahn's attempt to breach Genette's separation of who sees and who speaks (compare Fludemik, "New Wine"), and although he allows for two deictic centers in texts of what he calls "ambient focalization" (104), the summary alignment of all aspects of focalization (Uspensky's perspective) appears to me to be counterintuitive, given the prevalence of narratives in which the object of perception is rendered from a distinct spatial perspective while the affectual and ideological stances do not correlate with the character's point of view; also Jahn's inclusion of deixis among the conceptualization category (C) (89) seems to undermine its close connection with spatial perspective.
As designators, nouns are analogous to the deictics "this" or "that": They behave like pointing fingers.
The subject of enunciation can be simultaneously identified explicitly in the filmic discourse through deictic marks.
In sentence 1), the use of the near temporal deictic expression "now" ("aknun") accompanied with the back shifted tenses are signs of FID.
Personal deictics like he, him, me, I, they, you have no referential value in themselves but only in what can be determined from context.
Deictics are words like "here" and "now" or "I" and "you" whose meaning depends on the identity of the speaker and his position in time and space.
Chapter Five continues this study of narrative strategies, this time focusing on Sor Juana's use of personal deictics in the Primero Sueno, which reveal that, far from obscuring the identity of the central narrative voice, attest to its constant presence throughout the poem.
Repeated spatial deictics throughout the extract such as "thence," "come," "homeward," and "far-seen" (7.
Among Lavukaleve demonstratives there are paradigms of demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative modifiers, locative deictics, and a very rare set of demonstrative identifiers.
We first built up patterns for word classes: deictics (today, yesterday, etc.
Make students focus on the opening sentences of "That Tree"--since they seemingly forebode the figure of an apparently external narrator adopting an ironic distance from the main character--and make them reflect upon the use of deictics.
This article examines the nature and function of deictics in a prose text.