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Anaphora

Anaphora

by Yan Huang
     
 

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Understanding any communication depends on the listener or reader recognizing that some words refer to what has already been said or written (his, its, he, there, etc.). This mode of reference, anaphora, involves complicated cognitive and syntactic processes, which people usually perform unerringly, but which present formidable problems for the linguist and

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Understanding any communication depends on the listener or reader recognizing that some words refer to what has already been said or written (his, its, he, there, etc.). This mode of reference, anaphora, involves complicated cognitive and syntactic processes, which people usually perform unerringly, but which present formidable problems for the linguist and cognitive scientist trying to explain precisely how comprehension is achieved.
Yan Huang provides an extensive and accessible overview of the major contemporary issues surrounding anaphora and gives a critical survey of the many and diverse contemporary approaches to it. He provides by far the fullest cross-linguistic account yet published: Dr Huang's survey and analysis are based on a rich collection of data drawn from around 450 of the world's languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198235293
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/09/2000
Series:
Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Yan Huang is Reader in Linguistics, Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading.

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