ERIC Number: EJ655783
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Clausal Backgrounding and Pronominal Reference: A Functionalist Approach to C-Command.
Harris, Catherine L.; Bates, Elizabeth A.
Language and Cognitive Processes, v17 n3 p237-69 Jun 2002
Investigates whether syntax signals foregrounding/backgrounding structure in English. Backgrounded the main clause using progressive or pluperfect aspect. A rating study showed coreference was allowed more frequently for pronouns in main clauses when those clauses contained progressive or pluperfect aspect. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A