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ERIC Number: ED144039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
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Anaphora: A Cross Disciplinary Survey. Technical Report No. 31.
Nash-Webber, Bonnie Lynn
Two fundamental assumptions guide this survey of recent research on anaphora. The first is that anaphoric expressions do not refer to segments in a text or discourse, but to entities that are assumed to be in the language receiver's mind. The second assumption is that a text serves to suggest the referents for anaphora, as does the nonlinguistic context. Topics considered in the review include the types of entities that are possible antecedents in English, the relation of the text to these antecedents, the relation of inference to these antecedents, memory organization, factors that have been posed as influencing anaphora resolution, and the relationships between anaphora and language acquisition. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.