Reference and Referent Accessibility

Reference and Referent Accessibility

by Thorstein Fretheim
     
 

The papers in this volume are concerned with the question of how a speaker’s intended referent is interpreted by the addressee. Topics include the interpretation of coreferential vs. disjoint reference, the role of intonation, syntactic form and animacy in reference understanding, and the way in which general principles of utterance interpretation constrain…  See more details below

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The papers in this volume are concerned with the question of how a speaker’s intended referent is interpreted by the addressee. Topics include the interpretation of coreferential vs. disjoint reference, the role of intonation, syntactic form and animacy in reference understanding, and the way in which general principles of utterance interpretation constrain possible interpretations of referring expressions. The collection arises from a workshop on reference and referent accessibility which was held at the 4th International Pragmatics Conference in Kobe, Japan, July 25-30, 1993.

Editorial Reviews

Kent Bach
Anyone who reads it will appreciate the variety and complexity of the ways and means by which we call things to one another᾿s attention.
Michael Boutin
RRA employs a wealth of examples to provide detailed analyses of the function of various referring expressions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556193316
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
Pages:
324

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