Cognitive Explanations for Deixis in Narrative Fictions


  • Junling Zhang Southwest University



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.

Author Biography

Junling Zhang, Southwest University

College of International Studies


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