Introduction to Linguistics (Eng502)
Assignment No. 1
Total Marks: 20
Q1. Any linguistic form that we use to accomplish the task of pointing out is called deixis. The meaning of deictic expressions can only be understood only in terms of speakers intended meaning. Define any three types of deixis with two examples of each type of deixis. Also, highlight deictic expressions in the following sentences:
Q2. Draw syntactic tree diagrams and underlying Phrase Structure Rules of the following sentences:
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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.
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:
Word "Now" is deictic expression.
Word "Letizea" and "Napoleon" are the deictic expressions.
Word Iqbal" is deictic expression.
Word "Then" and "that" are deictic expressions.
Question No 2 (Part1)
Question No 2 (Part2)