Reference and Referent Accessibility

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| University of Minnesota
ISBN 9789027250506 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
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The papers in this volume are concerned with the question of how a speaker’s intended referent is interpreted by the addressee. Topics include the interpretation of coreferential vs. disjoint reference, the role of intonation, syntactic form and animacy in reference understanding, and the way in which general principles of utterance interpretation constrain possible interpretations of referring expressions. The collection arises from a workshop on reference and referent accessibility which was held at the 4th International Pragmatics Conference in Kobe, Japan, July 25-30, 1993.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 38]  1996.  xii, 312 pp.
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Table of Contents
Referring Expressions and the +/- Coreference Distinction
Mira Ariel
Inferring Identifiability and Accessibility
Wallace Chafe
Animacy in Grammar and Discourse
Östen Dahl and Kari Fraurud
Cognitive Ontology and NP Form
Kari Fraurud
Accessing Contexts with Intonation
Thorstein Fretheim
Written Discourse Segmentation: The Funtion of Unstressed Pronouns in Mandarin Chinese
Rachel Giora and Cher Leng Lee
Relevance Theory Meets the Giveness Hierarchy. An Account of Inferrables
Jeanette K. Gundel
On Accessibility and Coherence
Helena Halmari
Word Order and Cognitive Status in Mandarin
Nancy Hedberg
The ‘price tag’ on Knowledge Activation in Discourse Processing
Christina Hellman
Generic Sentences are Topic Constructions
Chungmin Lee
Prosodic Cues to Accessibility
Marianne Mithun
The Game of the Name
Ann E. Mulkern
The Interpretation of Empty Pronouns in Vietnamese
Victoria Rosén
The Effect of Genre on Referential Choice
Janine Toole
A Bilateral Approach to Giveness: A Hearer-Status Algorithm and a Centering Algorithm
Marilyn A. Walker and Ellen F. Prince
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
“Anyone who reads it will appreciate the variety and complexity of the ways and means by which we call things to one another᾿s attention.”
“RRA employs a wealth of examples to provide detailed analyses of the function of various referring expressions.”
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