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Cross-linguistic Studies on Deixis and Demonstration

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Deixis – the rooting of utterances in the speech situation – is one of the most salient universals of natural language. The ways in which different languages link utterances to pragmatic factors such as speech time, speech place, and speech participants show a rich variation. This makes deixis a particular fruitful domain for the study of universals, language comparison, and the relationship between language and reality. This volume presents and discusses deictic systems of both Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages, including Russian, Czech, Spanish, German (standard and dialect), Hungarian, Chinese, Japanese, Hausa, Swahili, Hopi, Eipo, Tolai, Diyari. Focus is on spatial deixis, but other deictic and demonstrative expressions are treated as well.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, III:2-3]  1982.  vi, 298 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Jürgen Weissenborn and Wolfgang Klein
1
Up/down, front/back, left/right. A contrastive study of Hausa and English
Clifford Hill
13
Da and the system of spatial deixis in German
Veronika Ehrich
43
Representations of local Ni-deixis in Swahili in Relation to Bühler's “Origo des Zeigfelds”
Hubertus Opalka
65
Some systems of spatial deixis in Papuan Languages
Volker Heeschen
81
Local Deixis in Tolai
Ulrike Mosel
111
The system of local deixis in Spanish
Priska-Monika Hottenroth
133
On verb deixis in Hungarian
Istváan Bátori
155
Demonstrative pronouns in Russian and Czech-deixis and anaphora
Christa Hauenschild
167
Deixis and anaphora in German dialects: The semantics and pragmatics of two definite articles in dialectical varieties
Dietrich Hartmann
187
Some remarks on Japanese deictics
Florian Coulmas
209
Hopi Person deixis
Eckehart Malotki
223
Zur historischen Entwicklung der Personendeixis im Chinesischen
Fritz Pasierbsky
253
The deictic system of Diyari
Peter Austin
273
Contributors
285
Index of Names
287
Index of Subjects
291
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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