- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Symbols and Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: What is Pragmatics?
- Contextualism and Semantic Minimalism
- Neo-Gricean Pragmatics
- Relevance Theory
- Formal Pragmatics
- Continental European Perspective View
- The Sociological Foundations of Pragmatics
- Presupposition and Givenness
- Speech Acts
- Deixis and the Interactional Foundations of Reference
- Cognitive Pragmatics
- Developmental Pragmatics
- Experimental Pragmatics
- Computational Pragmatics
- Clinical Pragmatics
- Politeness and Impoliteness
- Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Pragmatics
- Interlanguage Pragmatics
- Conversation Analysis
- Pragmatics and Semantics
- Pragmatics and Grammar: More Pragmatics or More Grammar
- Pragmatics and Morphology: Morphopragmatics
- Pragmatics and the Lexicon
- Pragmatics and Prosody
- Pragmatics and Language Change: Historical Pragmatics
- Pragmatics and Information Structure
- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
Abstract and Keywords
Deictic expressions such as here–there, this–that, now–then, I–you make interpretable reference only by virtue of an indexical connection to some aspect of the things, people, places, and times that constitute the speech event. For instance, this refers by identifying some enumerable thing proximate to the speaker. Now indicates a temporal span that overlaps with the time of speaking. In what follows, we suggest that through a study of deixis in both its most basic and its elaborated forms it is possible to apprehend the interactional foundations of all reference which, like deixis, involves directing the attention of others.
Jack Sidnell (PhD Toronto, 1998) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto with a cross-appointment to the Department of Linguistics. His research focuses on the structures of talk and interaction. In addition to research in the Caribbean and Vietnam, he has examined talk in court and among young children. He is the author of Conversation Analysis: An Introduction (2010), the editor of Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectives (2009) and co-editor (with Makoto Hayashi and Geoffrey Raymond) of Conversational Repair and Human Understanding (2013) and (with Tanya Stivers) of The Handbook of Conversation Analysis (2012).
N. J. Enfield is Professor and Chair of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. He was leader of the European Research Council project 'Human Sociality and Systems of Language Use' (2010-2014). His research on language, culture, and cognition, from both micro and macro perspectives, is based on extended field work in mainland Southeast Asia, especially Laos. His books include The Utility of Meaning (Oxford 2015), Natural Causes of Language (Language Science Press 2014), Relationship Thinking (Oxford 2013), Dynamics of Human Diversity (Pacific Linguistics 2011), The Anatomy of Meaning (Cambridge, 2009), A Grammar of Lao (Mouton 2007), Roots of Human Sociality (Berg 2006), and Ethnosyntax (Oxford 2002).
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