Mira Ariel's Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents (RLE Linguistics B: PDF

By Mira Ariel

Accessing Noun-Phrase Antecedents deals a thorough shift within the research of discourse anaphora, from a in basic terms pragmatic account to a cognitive account, by way of processing methods. Mira Ariel defines referring expressions as markers signalling the measure of Accessibility in reminiscence of the antecedent. The suggestion of Accessibility is explicitly outlined, the an important elements being the Salience of the antecedent, and the solidarity among the antecedent and the anaphor.

This research yields an unbelievable array of latest effects. the best distribution of referring expressions in genuine discourse is at once estimated. numerous universals of anaphoric kin are acknowledged. hence, even though now not all languages unavoidably have an identical markers, and nor do they assign them exactly the related functionality, Ariel exhibits that all of them obey a similar Accessibility marking hierarchy.

This publication could be obligatory examining for someone with an curiosity within the semantics and pragmatics of referring expressions, within the interplay of semantics and pragmatics, and extra usually within the interplay among peripheral and crucial cognitive systems.

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