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Reference and referent accessibility

Author: Thorstein Fretheim; Jeanette K Gundel
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1996.
Series: Pragmatics & beyond, new ser. 38.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The papers in this volume are concerned with the question of how a speaker's intended referent is interpreted by the addressee. Topics include the interpretation of coreferential vs. disjoint reference, the role of intonation, syntactic form and animacy in reference understanding, and the way in which general principles of utterance interpretation constrain possible interpretations of referring expressions. The  Read more...
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Reference and referent accessibility.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1996
(DLC) 96012697
(OCoLC)34356760
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thorstein Fretheim; Jeanette K Gundel
ISBN: 1556193319 9781556193316 9027250502 9789027250506 9789027282699 9027282692 9786613222060 6613222062
OCLC Number: 752208637
Notes: Based on papers presented at the 4th International Pragmatics Conference in Kobe, Japan, July 25-30, 1993.
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: REFERENCE AND REFERENT ACCESSIBILITY --
Editorial page --
Title page --
Copyright page --
Table of contents --
Introduction --
References --
Referring Expressionsand the +/- Coreference Distinction --
1. On distinguishing between coreference and disjointness --
2. Wrong predictions concerning coreference and disjointness --
2.1 Coreference -> Disjointness --
2.2 Disjointness -> Coreference --
3. Referring as marking degree of accessibility --
4. On the non-contrast between coreference and disjointness markingand interpretation. 4.1 The non-specialization of referring expressions as to +/- coreference --
Notes --
References --
Inferring Identifiability and Accessibility --
1. Identifiability --
2. Accessibility --
3. Two kinds of inference --
References --
Animacy in grammar and discourse --
1. Introduction --
2. Animacy and syntactic function --
2.1. The role of animacy in the grammaticalization of syntactic functions --
2.2. Corpus data --
2.2.1. Syntactic function --
2.2.2. Hierarchical relations between NPs --
3. Animacy, gender and number --
4. Animacy and pronominalization. 4.1. Pronominalization propensity and long-scope pronominalization --
4.2. 'Identity of sense ' anaphora --
5. Animacy and semantic roles --
6. Point of view --
7. Notes on the animacy hierarchy --
8. Conclusion --
References --
Cognitive Ontology and NP Form --
1. Introduction --
2. Background --
2.1. Animacy and individuation --
2.2. First-mention definites and relationality --
3. A simple cognitive ontology --
3.1. Individuals, Functionals, and Instances --
3.2. Identification of referents, relations and types --
4. Elaborations --
4.1. Indefinite NPs and Functionals. 4.2 Inherent properties and temporary perspectives --
4.3. Degrees of individuation --
4.4. Proper names and sub-classe s of Individuals --
5. Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
Accessing Contexts With Intonation --
1. Introduction --
2. Intonation and relevance --
2.1. Topic continuity and discontinuity --
2.2. East Norwegian intonation --
3. Accessing explicatures and implicatures with intonation --
4. Look for the right context to resolve referential ambiguities --
4.1. 'SI because S2' --
4.2. 'S1 and S2' --
4.3 The results of the reference assignment test --
4.4. Discussion --
5. Conclusion. Notes --
References --
Written Discourse Segmentation:The Function of Unstressed Pronouns in Mandarin Chinese --
1. Introduction --
2. Discourse segment --
2.1 Discourse Topic mention as a boundary marker --
2.2 A propositional view of Discourse Topic --
3. The function of pronouns in Mandarin --
4. Conclusions --
References --
Relevance Theory Meets the Givenness Hierarchy An Account of Inferrables --
1. Introduction --
2. The GHZ Framework --
3. Relevance Theory and the Givenness Hierarchy --
4. Conclusion --
Notes --
References --
On Accessibility and Coreference --
1. Introduction.
Series Title: Pragmatics & beyond, new ser. 38.
Responsibility: edited by Thorstein Fretheim, Jeanette K. Gundel.

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Part of the series "Pragmatics and Beyond", this text discusses such issues as: referring expressions; inferring identifiability and accessibility; word order and cognitive status in Mandarin;  Read more...

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