Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

8 Deictic Words

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Deictic words form deictic expressions. The referent of which, be it spatial, temporal, personal or other, must be sought in the context of the speech event or in the context of the discourse itself. The deictic property is distributed among different types of words. Atong has a deictic quantifier and a generic deictive proform, discussed with the demonstratives, two deictic verbs, and a deictic adverb. Most of the vocabularies making up the time words are also deictic. Demonstratives are a closed class containing the seven members listed in "Table". Demonstratives share some properties with nouns in that they can modify them, except the generic proform demonstrative, and can function as non-verbal predicates. Sub-sections explain the various properties and deictic use of demonstratives. The chapter explains the deictic verbs, and deals with the deictic adverb. It also provides details on the personal pronouns and the time words.

Keywords: Atong; deictic expressions; deictic property; deictic words; demonstratives



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A Grammar of Atong — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation