Demonstrative

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LEGACY, DEMONSTRATIVE. A demonstrative legacy is a bequest of a certain sum of money; intended for the legatee at all events, with a fund particularly referred to for its payment; so that if the estate be not the testator's property at his death, the legacy will not fail: but be payable out of general assets. 1 Rop. Leg. 153; Lownd. Leg 85; Swinb. 485; Ward on Leg. 370.

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It is precisely because demonstratives play distinct roles (semantic coding of person and/or space and discourse-pragmatic coding referential coherence) that its system is of so great complexity.
Chapter 4 is devoted to another class of singular expressions, indexicals, especially syntactically simple indexicals such as 'I', 'today', and 'here', and simple demonstratives such as 'this' and 'that'.
* Anticipate how your opposition will use your demonstratives against you.
pronouns, numerals, demonstratives and negators), notably because they were useful for secretive purposes.
The demonstratives observed in Wendy's words in (4) are text-deictic units according to the reader's point of view, since s/he must match them up with the textual antecedent-trigger Nana barking.
The present article studies demonstratives first and foremost from the perspective of space, while bearing in mind that spatial oppositions constitute only one of the semantic domains covered by demonstratives.
The Hittite Demonstratives: Studies in Deixis, Topics and Focus.
Atypical Demonstratives: Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics
The examination we provide attempts to show that the loss of morphological gender and Case by demonstratives between Old English (OE) and Early Middle English (EME) caused syntactic and pragmatic changes affecting derivation and word order.
(13) It is a commonplace in the literature on grammaticalization that articles develop from demonstratives. The present study indicates, however, that this is not a sudden thing; there is no point in the article squish where we can say, "Aha!
This article explores the contrastive function of demonstratives in two languages, Tiriyo (Cariban, northern Brazil) and Lavukaleve (Papuan isolate, Solomon Islands).