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What is place deixis?

 

Definition
 

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
 
Source:

Levinson 1983 62

Kind
  Here is a kind of place deixis:
 
Generic
  Place deixis is a kind of
 
Source
 

Levinson 1983 62


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