Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents (RLE Linguistics B: by Mira Ariel

By Mira Ariel

Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents deals a thorough shift within the research of discourse anaphora, from a basically pragmatic account to a cognitive account, by way of processing strategies. 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 elements being the Salience of the antecedent, and the cohesion among the antecedent and the anaphor.

This research yields an superb array of latest effects. the fitting distribution of referring expressions in genuine discourse is without delay expected. a number of universals of anaphoric kinfolk are acknowledged. therefore, even though no longer all languages unavoidably have an analogous markers, and nor do they assign them exactly the related functionality, Ariel indicates that all of them obey an analogous Accessibility marking hierarchy.

This e-book should be obligatory interpreting for an individual with an curiosity within the semantics and pragmatics of referring expressions, within the interplay of semantics and pragmatics, and extra ordinarily within the interplay among peripheral and principal cognitive systems.

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