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The use of a linguistic unit, such as a pronoun, to refer ahead to another unit, for example, the use of him to refer to John in the sentence Near him, John saw a snake.

cat′a·phor′ic (kăt′ə-fôr′ĭk) adj.


(Grammar) grammar the use of a word such as a pronoun that has the same reference as a word used subsequently in the same discourse. Compare anaphora
[from cata- + Greek pherein to bear]
cataphoric adj


(kəˈtæf ər ə)

the use of a word or phrase to refer to a following word or group of words, as the use of the phrase as follows. Compare anaphora (def. 1)
(cata- + (ana) phora]
cat•a•phor•ic (ˌkæt əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-) adj.
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183) Another company, Cataphora, studies intra-company communications by analyzing data samples, whether words or software code, and determining which employees are "thought leaders" (people whose words or work product are copied or cited most frequently) and "networked curators" (those who perceive valuable content and share it with others).
Halliday explaining the Cataphora reference states, cataphora is quite rare as compared to Anaphora.
That is, it corresponds to the way in which information (content) is introduced into discourse "with reference to the conceptual pair anaphora and cataphora.
The other kind of reference, where the pronoun is given first and then kept in suspense as to its identity, which is revealed later, is known as cataphora (i.
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It could be that they're planning a surprise birthday party," says Elizabeth Charnock, whose company, Cataphora, analyzes e-mail traffic and content as well as other documents, primarily for clients involved in litigation and crime detection.
In other words, text appropriate for content analysis is composed of linguistic elements arranged in a linear sequence that follows rules of grammar and dependencies and uses devices such as recurrence, anaphora and cataphora, ellipsis, and conjunctions to cause the elements to "hang together" to create a message (cohesion).
Suspense and the influence of cataphora on viewers' expectations.
In other words, the majority of instances of structural cataphora -- "the simple realization of a grammatical relationship within the nominal group" -- will be non-cohesive, even in high level interlanguage texts (Halliday & Hasan, 1976, p.