Deixis and Distance

Social Deixis in English (Research Exercise)

Write a short essay (one page long) about social deixis in the English language. You could go to the university library and have a look at the references listed above:

  • Fillmore, C. J. (1975). Santa Cruz lectures on deixis: 1971. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club.
  • Hinze, M. (2006). Social Deixis: The development of second person pronoun from Old English to present. Grin.
  • Kramsch, C. (1998). Language and Culture. Series Editor: H.G. Widdowson. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Levinson, S. C. (1983). Pragmatics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.