ERIC Number: EJ505227
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Centering Attention in Discourse.
Brennan, Susan E.
Language and Cognitive Processes, v10 n2 p137-67 Apr 1995
Examines what linguistic devices speakers use to make an entity salient in a discourse and how they re-refer to discourse entities moving in and out of focus. Speakers' center of attention was manipulated via a videotaped basketball game. Speakers referred to prominent entities as subjects; when they referred to them as objects, they repeated the noun phrase. (82 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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