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Yarnall, Emily. 1978. Appositive relatives in discourse. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 4 : 651–657.
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Y. argues that appositive or non-restrictive relatives are difficult structures and that their use in discourse modifying definite but not identified noun phrases shows the strength of the rule of conversation demanding immediate and sufficient information to identify new referents.