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The ontogeny and phylogeny of non‐verbal deixis *

David A. Leavens, Timothy P. Racine, and William D. Hopkins

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter reviews evidence for deixis in great apes. Some of this evidence suggests that great apes easily develop deictic repertoires in the complete absence of any explicit attempt to train ... More


Affectedness and viewpoint in Pilagá (Guaykuruan): a semantically aligned case‐marking system

Alejandra Vidal

in The Typology of Semantic Alignment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199238385
eISBN:
9780191716768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter describes the semantic alignment in the Guaykuruan language Pilagá (Chaco region, Argentina) and situates it in a typological context. Pilagá exhibits an extensive fluid marking which ... More


Grounding

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Grounding is the grammaticized means of relating the thing profiled by a nominal, or the process profiled by a finite clause, to the ground (the speech event and its participants). As narrowly ... More


The syntax of names

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter elaborates the categorial structures associated with the functions of names. It is only as an argument that they have the syntax of a determinative, expressed either inherently (English) ... More


Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Francesca Southerden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni is the first book-length study in English on Vittorio Sereni (1913-83), one of the major figures of Italian twentieth-century ... More


Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

A. C. Spearing

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book investigates how subjectivity is encoded in the texts of a wide variety of medieval verse narratives and lyrics — not how they represent individual subjectivities, but how subjectivity, ... More


An Interactionally Situated Analysis of What Prompts Shift in the Motion Verbs <i>Come</i> and <i>Go</i> in a Map Task

Anna Filipi and Roger Wales

in Spatial Language and Dialogue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554201
eISBN:
9780191721236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554201.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter provides a fine-grained analysis of the interactions involving shifts in the motion verbs come and go in a map task. It finds that verb shifting was aligned to shifts in spatial ... More


Subjectivity and Textuality

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter defines the book’s theme as the linguistic encoding of subjectivity in medieval narratives and lyrics, as opposed to their representation of subjectivity or its disputed history. It ... More


Replotting the Textual Landscape: The Role of Deixis in Frontiera and Gli strumenti umani

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The chapter begins with a definition of deixis and its poetic uses, which are then developed with regard to Sereni through a comparative reading of poems from his first and third collections, ... More


Poetry as Desire‐Space: Petrarchan Ascendancies in Gli strumenti umani and Stella variabile

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Focusing on the later poetry, this chapter analyses further the topography of Sereni’s lyric subject, looking back to the model of the desiring self in Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, which ... More


‘Sei più in là’: The Destination of Poetry, the Limits of Identity 1

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The conclusion to the study reaffirms the originality of Sereni’s response to the problems of identity and of the new territory he creates for the lyric ‘I’. It reiterates the centrality of the ... More


The Targeting System of Language

Leonard Talmy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036979
eISBN:
9780262343169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036979.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A linguistic/cognitive system of “targeting” is proposed that unifies the traditionally distinct domains of anaphora and deixis. As a speaker communicates with a hearer, her attention can come to be ... More


Impossible Persons

Daniel Harbour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Personal reference, one of the simplest functions of human language, presents linguistic theory with one of its most basic problems: what is the range of possible person systems, and why? Impossible ... More


Two Conceptions of Semantics

Nathan Salmon

in Semantics versus Pragmatics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199251520
eISBN:
9780191719165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251520.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter offers a defence of the ‘pragmatic’ theory of anaphora (which stresses the analogy between anaphora and deixis) against an argument put forward by Gareth Evans.


Conclusion

Daniel Harbour

in Impossible Persons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This investigation began with the very modest question of why, in languages like English, the meaning ‘we and you’ is covered by we, not you. By broadening this question to all partitions of person ... More


Reference in Discourse

Andrej Kibrik

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199215805
eISBN:
9780191728426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215805.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book studies how people refer to entities in natural discourse. It contributes to the understanding of both linguistic diversity and the cognitive underpinnings of language and it provides a ... More


Situation and Occasion

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

In everyday conversation, speakers and hearers inhabit specific places and times. Languages include deictic terms to refer to these givens of the physical situation. Speakers can choose to refer ... More


Reference and visual aspects of discourse

Andrej A. Kibrik

in Reference in Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199215805
eISBN:
9780191728426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215805.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter addresses several issues related to non-verbal and even non-vocal ways to perform reference. First, there is a mode of reference known as deixis. A referent can be mentioned by a deictic ... More


Kinds of Hymn

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

That Aristotle borrowed the standard form for lyric hymns is shown through an analysis of Ariphron’s song in praise of Health, which is classified as a kind of hymn, a “paean,” in our sources. The ... More


The Dependent Marking Cycles: Case

Elly van Gelderen

in The Linguistic Cycle: Language Change and the Language Faculty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756056
eISBN:
9780199896882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756056.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Case is explored in the same way as agreement, through Feature Economy. Case derives from deixis, actual deixis for the semantic cases and grammaticalized deixis (e.g. [uT] in previous chapters) for ... More


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