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By Mira Ariel

ISBN-10: 041572354X

ISBN-13: 9780415723541

ISBN-10: 1138965731

ISBN-13: 9781138965737

Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents deals a thorough shift within the research of discourse anaphora, from a basically pragmatic account to a cognitive account, when it comes to processing approaches. Mira Ariel defines referring expressions as markers signalling the measure of Accessibility in reminiscence of the antecedent. The idea of Accessibility is explicitly outlined, the the most important components being the Salience of the antecedent, and the cohesion among the antecedent and the anaphor.

This research yields an unbelievable array of latest effects. the suitable distribution of referring expressions in genuine discourse is without delay envisioned. a number of universals of anaphoric relatives are acknowledged. hence, even supposing no longer all languages inevitably have an identical markers, and nor do they assign them exactly the related functionality, Ariel indicates that all of them obey an analogous Accessibility marking hierarchy.

This ebook can be obligatory studying for an individual with an curiosity within the semantics and pragmatics of referring expressions, within the interplay of semantics and pragmatics, and extra as a rule within the interplay among peripheral and imperative cognitive systems.

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