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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When this happens, we talk about the anaphoric relation being rather "associative" than direct.
Summing up, in this section I presented three empirical pieces of evidence that allow us to confirm that numeral phrases with--perani refer to entities which are familiar 11 to the speaker as well as the hearer: (i) they cannot occur in existential constructions in which an entity is mentioned for the first time to the hearer; (ii) they can establish direct anaphoric relations; (iii) they can establish associative anaphoric relations.
The mechanisms of the theory are that the movement of an unpronounced pronoun mediates in establishing an anaphoric relation, and when such a movement induces a violation of locality condition, then the produced chain must be repaired by way of pronouncing the tail of the chain.
Applying a discoursebased approach, Meurman-Solin shows that these relative clauses establish some sort of anaphoric relation with a chunk of preceding text.
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.
Finally, O'Connor and Klein (2004) examined the ability of students with ASD to identify anaphoric relations, that is, the referent of pronouns (e.
syntactic atomicity (no anaphoric relations between an internal constituent of a compound and an external element);
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).