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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing.

Usage examples (8)
  • Despite any focus-derailing suppositions, my reference has clearly shown that the Korean nominative case marker, stripped of any nuance of deixis or definiteness, is...
  • This question is closely related to that of the temporal deixis of
  • These cues are a result of the combination of two levels of language: The semantic principle of deixis and the use of certain types of grammatical Adjunct.
  • The demonstrative words 'That' and 'those' express physical orientation in language by pointing to where the speaker is situated relative to other entities specified in the... for more
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