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Deixis: relative location encoded in demonstratives

Values: Med Prox Remt

Deixis is typically a feature of demonstrative pronouns, determiners, and adverbs. Its value classifies the location of the referred entity with respect to the location of the speaker or of the hearer.

Armenian make a three-way distinction between demonstratives.

Prox: proximal

The entity is close to the reference point (e.g., to the speaker).

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Med: medial

The entity is neither close nor far away from the reference point (e.g., from the speaker).

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Remt: remote, distal

The entity is far away from the reference point (e.g., from the speaker).

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