One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The picture which emerges is one in which processes denoted by constituents in the verb phrase are all deictically referred to the initial action of attention associated with subject position.’
- ‘‘You’ can be used both deictically (when the context is required to determine the reference) and non-deictically (when the reference is general rather than to particular identifiable persons).’
- ‘The ‘s-evk’ coding indicates that the speaker is using a lexical subject to refer to something deictically.’
- ‘One simple solution might be to incorporate deictically oriented directional predicates into hierarchy above to derive a new one.’
- ‘Our data contradict this prediction: it is not used deictically, but used only anaphorically.’
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