deixis

Definitions:

  • The function of a deictic word in specifying its referent in a given context.
  • the function or operation of a deictic word; the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs.
  • A <xref>reference</xref> within a sentence that relies on the <xref>context</xref> being known to interpret correctly.
  • the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs
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