deixis


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deix·is

 (dīk′sĭs)
n.
The function of a deictic word in specifying its referent in a given context.

[Greek, display, demonstrative reference, from deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

deixis

(ˈdaɪksɪs)
n
(Grammar) grammar the use or reference of a deictic word
[C20: from Greek, from deiknunai to show]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deixis - the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs
semantics - the study of language meaning
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deixis

[ˈdaɪksɪs] Ndeixis f

deixis

n (Ling) → Deixis f
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For instance, the deixis in "Refugee Blues," capable of evoking the reader's compassion and unease, has contributed much to the force of "wind" in the poem, though the overall diction is somewhat casual (perhaps as an echo to the asylum county's apathy toward the refugees' sufferings).
De Cock distingue tres grupos de construcciones del espanol peninsular, que incluyen las formas arriba mencionadas, entre cuyas funciones esta el "perfilamiento"--si se me permite el neologismo --de los participantes discursivos: las formas de deixis personal, ciertas construcciones mas alla de la deixis personal y las construcciones indeterminadas.
This is done by focusing on two main linguistic strategies: deixis and modality, whose importance arguably relies on their mediating role between the text-world evoked by the narrative and their contextual construction as discourse-worlds.
Beginning with frames of intelligibility, she covers the passing of Eastern Europe: area studies and rhetoric, and strategies of accession: Europe and deixis.
Sobre todo, llama la atencion la manera en que el profesor, junto con la explicacion oral, incorpora la deixis (senalando) y los gestos (representando y relevando con sus manos la forma que los diferencia, ya se lo esferico o lo plano).
For Modern Love as a whole, these lines make for a complicated procession through the poem, since deixis points both outside the sonnet, as if we already are or should be privy to the referents, and inside the sonnet, as if to propel us forward to discover them.
En "Los relatos orales" se explora el hecho de que la mayoria del material narrativo cervantino se presente en forma de narraciones orales de los personajes, marcados por la deixis o las referencias a la gestualidad en los hablantes.
If, linguistically, deixis references semantic units that require other information to be fully referential, then, Ballard and others argue, contra Descartes and courting Lacan, that individual consciousness requires the embodied reception of sensory input in order to delimit that very consciousness by a finite and simplified physical context.
Quando da publicacao de Genese dos discursos (Maingueneau, 2008a), o linguista frances opera com os sete planos - intertextualidade, tema, vocabulario, estatuto de enunciador e de destinatario, deixis enunciativa, modo de enunciacao e modo de coesao constitutivos de uma semantica global - uma das sete hipoteses possiveis de o analista trabalhar com o discurso.
This is why I stipulate imaginability as the common precondition of both language and hominid preverbal communication, which is shared by both as aboutness (of which reference is a special case) and voice (understood broadly as manner of utterance), the former transformed in language into indirectly public, conceptually regulated, motivated signfieds; the latter into implicit deixis.
Etad, traditionally considered a proximal demonstrative, does admit some evidence of proximal and speaker deixis (for example, in conjunction with 1st person pronouns), but none that can be deemed definitive.