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Jiang, Yan (2016) 'Deixis and Anaphora.' In: Huang, Chu-Ren and Shi, Dingxu, (eds.), A Reference Grammar of Chinese. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 484-517.

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This chapter describes the main types and usages of deictics and anaphors. The phenomenon of deixis involves the use of a word or phrase whose interpretation is determined through considerations of the physical properties in the situation of utterance, from the perspective of the speaker or the addressee who are engaged in the act of communication. When the need to make further structural distinctions is in order, a deictic consisting of one single word is referred to as a “deictic term,” while a larger deictic built around a deictic term is referred to as a “deictic expression.”

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
ISBN: 9781139028462
Copyright Statement: © Cambridge University Press 2016. This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 11:56

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