Monday, 8 October 2012

Deictic: The System Of Determination


Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 312):
The nature of the Deictic is determined by the system of determination. The primary distinction is between (i) specific, or (ii) non-specific

Deictic: Function

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 312):
The Deictic element indicates whether or not some specific subset of the Thing is intended; and if so, which.