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What is place deixis?



Place deixis is deictic reference to a location relative to the location of a participant in the speech event, typically the speaker.

Examples (English)
  • this (way)
  • that (direction)
  • here
  • there

Levinson 1983 62

  Here is a kind of place deixis:
  Place deixis is a kind of

Levinson 1983 62

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