By Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Manfred Consten, Mareile Knees
This quantity incorporates a cautious choice of papers excited by real learn questions about anaphoric reference, an issue of present curiosity with numerous linguistic subdisciplines. this can be mirrored during this publication because it methodically covers commonly invested techniques from cognitive, neurolinguistic, formal and computational views, each one contribution representing the respective ‘state of the artwork’ on a excessive theoretical and empirical point. the amount comprises 3 thematic components: Anaphors in Cognitive, textual content- and Discourse Linguistics; The Syntax and Semantics of Anaphors; and Neurolinguistic experiences at the reception of anaphoric reference. The contributions examine numerous Indo-European languages.
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However, in Sanford & Garrod’s experiments, this crucial distinction between ‘nuclear’and ‘peripheral’ implicit referents was not taken into account. Our experiments using French- and English-language materials took specific account of the first and third of these types of implicit referents (‘central’ and ‘peripheral’). See Cornish (2005: 208–211) for arguments in favour of the ‘nuclear’ vs. ‘peripheral’ distinction in connection with indirect referents. ’s (1983) experiments. Thus, either they followed the verb (in English), without being interpretable independently of it, or they preceded it (in French) as proclitic pronouns – which as such are not independent of their host, either accentually or semantically.