Cognitive Explanations for Deixis in Narrative Fictions
Keywords:deixis, deictic projection or shift, embodied cognition, social cognition
The understanding of deixis in narrative fictions is related to deictic projection or shift. As a conceptually cognitive activity, it is closely associated with embodied cognition and social cognition. More specifically, embodied cognition concerns simulation and imagination, while social cognition engages characters’ awareness of each other in the story and readers’ cognition of the story’s characters.
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