Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Orientation Of Demonstrative & Possessive Specific Deictics

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 314):
The two are closely related, both being (as indicated by the term ‘deixis’) a form of orientation by reference to the speaker — or more accurately, to the ‘speaker–now’, the temporal–modal complex that constitutes the point of reference of the speech event.