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Studies in Anaphora

Studies in Anaphora

by Barbara A. Fox, Werner Abraham, Patricia M. Clancy, Susanna Cumming
     
 

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The last 15 years has seen an explosion of research on the topic of anaphora. Studies of anaphora have been important to our understanding of cognitive processes, the relationships between social interaction and grammar, and of directionality in diachronic change. The contributions to this volume represent the “next generation” of studies in anaphora

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The last 15 years has seen an explosion of research on the topic of anaphora. Studies of anaphora have been important to our understanding of cognitive processes, the relationships between social interaction and grammar, and of directionality in diachronic change. The contributions to this volume represent the “next generation” of studies in anaphora — defined broadly as those morpho-syntactic forms available to speakers for formulating reference — taking as their starting point the foundation of research done in the 1980s. These studies examine in detail, and with a richness of methods and theories, what patterns of anaphoric usage can reveal to us about cognition, social interaction, and language change.

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A review of the "next generation" of anaphora research expanding the work already done in morpho-syntactic forms available to speakers for formulating reference and exploring the relationships between form and function in natural language. The 14 studies explore the cross-linguistic and diachronic constraints on those relationships, the factors of information territory, unidirectionality in language change, the comprehension of noun phrases, the distinction between anaphora and deixis, and commentary on the quantitative methods used in earlier studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556196416
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Typological Studies in Language Series
Pages:
529

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