A Comparison between Deixis in Persian and Other Languages

Mahmood Naghizadeh, Rahim Ahmadi Nargese


This article aims to describe Deixis in general and compare and analyse it in Persian. There are different kinds of spatial, chronicle, social and personal deixes. They are contextually bound elements which help hearers or readers to determine or distinguish the exact meaning of the utterances. Different languages discuss and classify deictic elements in various ways. In some languages demonstrative and adverbial systems induce expressions that refer to the location of the speaker and addressee. It has information other than distance and position. Persian deixis is in some way similar, but different from other languages.


deixis, determine, contextually, expression, spatial, chronicle, demonstratives pronouns, English

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