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deixis


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A term used in linguistics to denote those aspects of an utterance that refer to and depend upon the situation in which the utterance is made. Deictic words indicate the situational ‘co-ordinates’ of person (I/you, us/them), place (here/there, this/that), and time (now/then, yesterday/today).

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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