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What is first person deixis?

 

Definition
 

First person deixis is deictic reference that refers to

 
Examples (English)
 
  • The following singular pronouns:

    • I
    • me
    • myself
    • my
    • mine
  • The following plural pronouns:

    • we
    • us
    • ourselves
    • our
    • ours
  • Am, the first person form of the verb be
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of first person deixis:
 
Generic
  First person deixis is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 263

 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 168

 

Mish 1991 466

 

Levinson 1983 62

 

Fleming 1988 322


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