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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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(p.879) Chapter 54 Deixis
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Adam Ledgeway

John Charles Smith

Oxford University Press

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in Romance deixis, covering the restructuring of Latin demonstrative and personal-spatial systems into the various Romance varieties; the diachronic and synchronic distributions, formal developments and internal organizations of the numerous Romance demonstratives and personal-spatial deictic systems; comparisons and detailed examinations of the structure and distribution of single, binary, and ternary deictic systems across Romance.

Keywords:   deixis, demonstrative, spatial systems, single, binary, ternary

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