ERIC Number: EJ645272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Discourse Model Representation of Referential and Attributive Descriptions.
Onishi, Kristine H.; Murphy, Gregory L.
Language and Cognitive Processes, v17 n2 p97-123 Apr 2002
Manipulated shared knowledge and focus on specific entities, the verb in the sentence, and whether the description was definite or indefinite. Each factor influenced interpretation of the description. Confirmed that changing verbs alone affected reference choice. Indicated that both referentially and attributively introduced entities are conceptually singular while generically introduced entities are conceptually plural. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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