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Reference in Discourse

Andrej Kibrik


This book studies how people refer to entities in natural discourse. It contributes to the understanding of both linguistic diversity and the cognitive underpinnings of language and it provides a framework for further research in both fields. This book focuses on the way specific entities are mentioned in natural discourse, during which about every third word usually depends on referential choice. It considers reference as an overt representation of underlying cognitive processes and combines a theoretically-oriented cognitive approach with empirically-based cross-linguistic analysis. It begin ... More

Keywords: entities, natural discourse, linguistic diversity, referential choice, working memory, typology, deixis

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215805.001.0001


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