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What is time deixis?

 

Definition
 

Time deixis is reference to time relative to a temporal reference point. Typically, this point is the moment of utterance.

Examples (English)
 
  • Temporal adverbs

    • now / then
    • yesterday / today / tomorrow
  • Distinctions in tense
 
Source:

Levinson 1983 62

Generic
  Time deixis is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Levinson 1983 54, 62

 

Lyons 1977b 682


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