Here and There: Cross-linguistic Studies on Deixis and Demonstration

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Jürgen Weissenborn, Wolfgang Klein
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
UPDOWN FRONTBACK LEFTRIGHT A CONTRASTIVE STUDY OF HAUSA AND ENGLISH
13
DA AND THE SYSTEM OF SPATIAL DEIXIS IN GERMAN
43
REPRESENTATIONS OF LOCAL NIDEIXIS IN SWAHILI IN RELATION TO BÜHLERS ORIGO DES ZEIGFELDS
65
SOME SYSTEMS OF SPATIAL DEIXIS IN PAPUAN LANGUAGES
81
LOCAL DEIXIS IN TOLAI
111
THE SYSTEM OF LOCAL DEIXIS IN SPANISH
133
ON VERB DEIXIS IN HUNGARIAN
155
THE SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF TWO DEFINITE ARTICLES IN DIALECTAL VARIETIES
187
SOME REMARKS ON JAPANESE DEICTICS
209
HOPI PERSON DEIXIS
223
ZUR HISTORISCHEN ENTWICKLUNG DER PERSONENDEIXIS IM CHINESISCHEN
253
THE DEICTIC SYSTEM OF DIYARI
273
CONTRIBUTORS
285
INDEXOF NAMES
287
INDEXOF SUBJECTS
291

DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS IN RUSSIAN AND CZECH DEIXIS AND ANAPHORA
167

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