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Noun1.anaphor - a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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Namely, anaphora is either expressed as a pronoun or the same information (person, number, gender) is given on the verb, as an affix; this is sometimes called incorporated anaphora (Poesio 2016), which yields a practical problem of comparing different categories as a single category in an experiment (overt pronoun with the null anaphor and the verb marked for person and number).
It is generally assumed that anaphors are bound (hence c-commanded) by an antecedent in their local domain--the TP containing both the anaphor and its binder (see Chomsky 2008).
When words have two genders: Anaphor resolution for Italian functionally ambiguous words.
In (16b), the initial DP contains the pronominal se in [[D.sup.0]], an anaphor which continues reference to the previously established topic Eneas.
The two word-creations herzwindzerzaust and herzblattverwirrt form a type of anaphor, the second being structurally complementary to the first.
In view of naming these bidirectional influences, this paper employs Martin and Rose's (2007) concepts of anaphor (i.e.
This happens especially when the pronoun is an important anaphor, referring to something or someone just mentioned without any trace of emphasis.
with figures such as anaphor, chiasmus, and many others under its
The second factor is the given new principle, according to which the assignment of an anaphoric expression to its antecedent is easier when the anaphor is mentioned before a new term.
they are identified as "anaphoric islands" as defined by Postal (1969)--compound-internal anaphor is ruled out in both languages (e.g.
(32) However, (N) can easily be restated as, "New York in Selby's novels is meaner than it is in Woody Allen's films." On any sensible reading of this sentence, "it" is an anaphor which clearly refers back to the only occurrence of "New York." This demonstrates that "New York" in both occurrences of (N) as originally stated must refer to the same thing, and therefore can't refer to two distinct objects in two distinct worlds.