1.WHAT ARE DEICTIC ELEMENTS? Pronouns, possesives, the demonstratives, temporal and locative adverbs.
Have limited meaning without a context
The referents of these elements depend on the context where the utterance is produced.
The producer of the sentence and the hearer have to be sharing the context. (menys)
1.2. THE THREE SEMANTIC POINTS: Person deixis: constitued by the personal pronouns and possesives.
Place: constitued by the demonstratives and the adverbs.
Time deixis: constitued by adverbs and adjectives. (menys)
1.3. DEICTIC USAGE The gestural usage: we have to make some physical actions or pointing if we want to identify the referents.
The symbolic usage: we need to know the place and the time where speakers are. (menys)