anaphoric relation


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Noun1.anaphoric relation - the relation between an anaphor and its antecedent
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
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the very fundamental question of the nature of the anaphoric relation, in other words, whether it is necessarily mediated by the prior mention (that is, use) of an antecedent expression in the cotext or not;
I will focus on the two main coded relations in cleft constructions: the one expressed by the matrix clause and the anaphoric relation between the complement of the matrix clause and the relative clause.
From facts about (6) and (7), we can now assume that themselves, which has an anaphoric relation with a syntactically singular indefinite everybody (cf.
Also, there was only sparse mention of the role of structurally-realized nominal or temporal antecedents, and little information about how the children dealt with these types of anaphoric relations.
The pertinent question in relation to this, then, is whether it is reasonable to extend a syntactic binding theory to capture the full range of anaphoric relations, including those falling outside of sentence-level grammar, and the obvious conclusion is that a syntactic theory of binding should confine itself to the structural aspects of anaphora, and that logophorocity (among analogous phenomena) "requires a separate treatment" (Reinhart and Reuland 1991:317).
Klaus von Heusinger: Reference and Anaphoric Relations.