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What is coding time?



Coding time is the time of


Coding time may be used as the deictic center for expressions of time deixis.

Example (English)
  • In the following statement, the coding time is Wednesday, April 1st:

  • This programme is being recorded today, Wednesday April 1st, to be relayed next Thursday.
  • The coding time is also the deictic center for the statement.

    (Fillmore 1975 44, cited by Levinson 1983 74 )

  • Sources

    Levinson 1983 54,62, 74


    Fillmore 1975 44

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