The Usage of Spatial Deixis in Spoken Language of Santiago de Cuba. The Case of the Demonstrative Adverb Aquí

  • Tania Ulloa Casaña University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba
Keywords: Spatial Deixis, Demonstrative Adverbs, Aquí, Pragmatics, Spoken Language

Abstract

The present work describes the discursive use in order to characterize how to use the spatial deictic expression here (aquí) using oral samples collected in the city of Santiago de Cuba. Our interest is aimed at exposing not only how this is a specialized way to designate the region next to the issuer, but how it is also possible to use it in other contexts. The expressed pragmatic content turns its use into a phenomenon of great interest that reflects the relationship between language and context in the very structure of languages.

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Published
2019-01-18
How to Cite
Ulloa Casaña, T. (2019). The Usage of Spatial Deixis in Spoken Language of Santiago de Cuba. The Case of the Demonstrative Adverb Aquí. Verba Hispanica, 26(1), 151-164. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.26.1.151-164
Section
Linguistics