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date: 30 March 2020


A Dictionary of Media & Communication

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

[Greek ‘pointing’]1. Sometimes termed indexicality. In linguistics, the reference of an utterance to the spatial, temporal, or locational context within which it takes place, or to the speaker or hearer, making the meaning of the utterance relative to that situation and those participants. This can include references within a written text to the context established by that text. Any grammatical part of an utterance that is dependent on such reference, is ... ...

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