Coherence and Anaphora

Coherence and Anaphora

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As of Volume 9 (1994/95) John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics, the annual publication of the Linguistic Society of Belgium. Each volume is topical and includes selected papers from the international meetings organised by the LSB.The objective of this collection of essays is to show the ways in which anaphoric expressions contribute to the coherence, or possibly the incoherence, of discourse. Coherence can be viewed as a general interpretive principle that hearers follow in integrating information from current clauses and utterances in their mental model of discourse. Semantic value and formal (morphological and syntactic) properties restrain the interpretation of anaphora. Research into the activation and accessibility of the knowledge store leads to Gricean maxims and Relevance Theory, which are exemplified here.
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  • Paperback | 217 pages
  • 160 x 240mm | 360g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111415
  • 9781588111418

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Tasmowski, Liliane); 2. Anaphoric Encapsulation (by Conte, Maria-Elisabeth); 3. Use of Domain Knowledge in Resolving Pronominal Anaphora (by Haar, Laudy E.H.M. ter); 4. Coherence: The lifeblood of anaphora (by Cornish, Francis); 5. Pronominal Reference to Inferred Antecedents (by Ziv, Yael); 6. Metonymy and Anaphora (by Stirling, Lesley); 7. Possessive Anaphora: From structure to interpretation (by Zribi-Hertz, Anne); 8. Word-Internal Pronouns and Reflexives (by Di Sciullo, Anna Maria); 9. VP Anaphor, the SIH, and the ISH: The case of infinitives (by Valmala, Vidal); 10. Measured Coherence (by Garcia, Erica C.); 11. The Markedness of Abstract-Object Anaphors in Discourse (by Maes, Fons); 12. Pragmatic Aspects of the Use of Pronouns in Wh-Questions (by Mazeland, Harrie); 13. Dutch Anaphoric Dat in Definitions (by Temmerman, Martina)
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