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'.
Nouns, pronouns, demonstratives
, and nominalized clauses can be the heads of NPs.
* Anticipate how your opposition will use your demonstratives
pronouns, numerals, demonstratives
and negators), notably because they were useful for secretive purposes.
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.
: 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).