Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Mark Dingemanse

A Cross-Linguistic Questionnaire on “Demonstratives”

Demonstrative terms (e.g., this and that) are key items in understanding how a language constructs and interprets spatial relationships. This in-depth questionnaire explores how demonstratives (and similar spatial deixis forms) function in the research language, covering such topics as their morphology and syntax, semantic dimensions, and co-occurring gesture practices. Questionnaire responses should ideally be based on natural, situated discourse as well as elicitation with consultants.


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How to cite this resource?

Pederson, Eric & David Wilkins. 1996. A cross-linguistic questionnaire on 'demonstratives'. In Stephen C. Levinson (ed.), Manual for the 1996 Field Season, 1-14. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.

Volume 1996 , filed under Demonstratives.