Deixis and Distance

Identify Deictic Expressions

Consider the following sentence:

You'll have to bring that back tomorrow, because they aren't here now.

1. How many deictical expressions are there? (:vips 7337:)

2. Which types of deixis can you identify?

Person Deixis? (:vips 7338:)

Temporal Deixis (:vips 7339:)

Social Deixis (:vips 7340:)

Spatial Deixis (:vips 7341:)

Now read through the subfields of deixis (person, spatial and temporal deixis) in order to learn about the crucial role of pragmatic aspects in the context of deictic expressions.