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Title: Anaphora: A Cross-Linguistic Study
Written By: Yan Huang
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory

Understanding any communication depends on the listener or reader recognizing that some words refer to what has already been said or written (his, its, he, there, etc.). This mode of reference, anaphora, involves complicated cognitive and syntactic processes, which people usually perform unerringly, but which present formidable problems for the linguist and cognitive scientist trying to explain precisely how comprehension is achieved.

Yan Huang provides an extensive and accessible overview of the major contemporary issues surrounding anaphora and gives a critical survey of the many and diverse contemporary approaches to it. He provides by far the fullest cross-linguistic account yet published: Dr Huang's survey and analysis are based on a rich collection of data drawn from around 450 of the world's languages.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198235291
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416
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ISBN: 0198235283
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 416
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