PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS OF DEIXIS IN THE NOVEL EXIT WEST BY MOHSIN HAMID
The goal of this research is to examine the many forms, uses, and aspects of deixis in the book Exit West. With the use of deixis theories from Cruse (2000), Levinson (1983), and Kreidle (1998), the author employed a qualitative descriptive technique. According to the findings, there are 35 deixis data across five different kinds in the book Exit West, including 6 deixis data (20%) about people, 9 deixis data (18.3%) about places, 7 deixis data (28.3%) about times, 12 deixis data (28.3%) about discourse, and 11 deixis data (25%) about social deixis. According to the numerous varieties of deixis, deixis serve various purposes. They are intended to show the time at which the speech occur (time deixis), the references present in the speech acts' discourse (discourse deixis), the person's participation in the speech acts (person deixis), the speaker's and addressee's relative locations (spatial deixis), and various facets of both the speaker and addressee's social relationship. (social deixis). Participant role (33.3%), utilisation function (56.7%), social status (8.3%), formality/informality (8.3%), and closeness (18.3%) were the five deixis components that emerged from the data analysis.
Keywords: Deixix, Novel Reading, Pakistani Novels, Pragmatic Analysis.
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