Deictic Conceptualisation of Space, Time and Person

Deictic Conceptualisation of Space, Time and Person

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This volume is a collection of articles which present the results of investigations into the grammar, semantics and pragmatics of deictic expressions in several languages. Special emphasis is placed on contrastive studies that take cognitive and cultural context into account. Both the empirical and theoretical studies focus on the ways in which spatial, temporal, personal and textual entities are conceptualised and referred to. The cognitive approach proves to be a promising perspective combining aspects of perception, reasoning and linguistic expression to reveal what seems to be at the very heart of deictics.
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  • Hardback | 279 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113752
  • 9781588113757

Table of contents

1. Contents; 2. Deictic conceptualisation of space, time and person: Introduction (by Lenz, Friedrich); 3. 1. 'Addressee effects' in demonstrative systems: The cases of Tiriyo and Brazilian Portuguese (by Meira, Sergio); 4. 2. Deictics in the conversational dyad: Findings in Spanish and some cross-linguistic outlines (by Jungbluth, Konstanze); 5. 3. Non-deictic uses of the deictic motion verbs kommen and gehen in German (by di Meola, Claudio); 6. 4. Origo, pointing, and conceptualization - what gestures reveal about the nature of the origo in face-to-face interaction (by Fricke, Ellen); 7. 5. Two ways of construing complex temporal structures (by Stutterheim, Christiane von); 8. 6. "Look here, what I am saying!": Speaker deixis and implicature as the basis of modality and future tense (by Fritz, Thomas A.); 9. 7. The 'subjective' effects of negation and past subjunctive on deontic modals: The case of German durfen and sollen (by Mortelmans, Tanja); 10. 8. Politeness distinctions in second person pronouns (by Helmbrecht, Johannes); 11. 9. Deictic use of demonstrative pronouns in the Rigveda (by Kupfer, Katharina); 12. 10. Towards a unified model of domain-bound reference (by Consten, Manfred); 13. 11. Deixis and speech situation revisited: The mechanism of perceived perception (by Hausendorf, Heiko); 14. Index
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