ENG501 History of English Language Assignment 01 Fall 2020 Solution / Discussion
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Question NO 1
Deixis is the pointing or specifying the function of some words (as definite articles and demonstrative pronouns) whose denotation changes from one discourse to another.
Types of Deixis
Personal deixis points out people. For example, I and you.
Temporal deixis point out time. For example, Noss, then, next week, yesterday.
Spatial deixis points out the speaker, where is he in the space, and the relation of the speaker to the other. For example, here and there, this and that, come and go, bring and take.
Deictic expression in the following sentences:
1. it is now 12.15.
Word "Now" is deictic expression.
2. Letizea was the mother of Napoleon.
Word "Letizea" and "Napoleon" are the deictic expressions.
3. This is lqbal
Word Iqbal" is deictic expression.
4. That will end then.
Word "Then" and "that" are deictic expressions.
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