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What is token-reflexive deixis?

 

Definition
 

Token-reflexive deixis is discourse deixis in which the deictic expression refers to the expression or speech act in which it occurs.

Examples (English)
 
  • This is what phoneticians call "creaky voice."

    [the utterance itself is spoken with creaky voice]

  • I hereby apologize.
 
Source:

Levinson 1983 57, 63

Generic
  Token-reflexive deixis is a kind of
 
Source
 

Levinson 1983 57, 62–63


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