Empirical perspectives on anaphora resolution / edited by Anke Holler and Katja Suckow.

1st ed.
  • Berlin, [Germany] : De Gruyter, 2016.
  • ©2016
1 online resource (306 p.)


  • Linguistische Arbeiten (Max Niemeyer Verlag) ; 563. [More in this series]
  • Linguistische Arbeiten, 0344-6727 ; Volume 563
Summary note
Traditionally, anaphor resolution focused on structural cues of the antecedent. Recently, the interaction between discourse factors and information structure affecting antecedent salience has been more thoroughly explored. This volume depicts selected peer-reviewed research papers that tackle issues in anaphor resolution from theoretical, empirical and experimental perspectives. These collected articles present a wide spectrum of cross-linguistic data (Dutch, German, Spanish, Turkish, Yurakaré) and also offer new results from L1 and L2 acquisition studies. Data interpretation span from typological to psycholinguistic viewpoints and are related to recent developments in linguistic theory. One data analysis puts the issue of anaphor resolution in a historical context. The experimental findings are complemented by reviews of the current literature on the role of discourse units.This volume gives a comprehensive overview of the state of discussion how the interaction between information structure and contextual discourse affects salience. That's why it will be welcomed by all linguists and psycholinguists who are theoretically and / or experimentally investigating several aspects of anaphor resolution.
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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Language note
In English.
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The role of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in pronoun resolution: A cross-linguistic overview
  • Effects of coherence on anaphor resolution, and vice versa: Evidence from French personal pronouns and anaphoric demonstratives
  • How clausal linking affects noun phrase salience in pronoun resolution
  • Information structure effects on null and overt subject comprehension in Spanish
  • Factors determining the choice of anaphora in Old High German – A survey of zero and personal pronoun usage in Otfrid
  • Constraints on choice of referring expression in Yurakaré
  • Strong indefinites in Turkish, referential persistence, and salience structure
  • Anaphoric reference by demonstrative pronouns in German. In search of the relevant parameters
  • Thematic role as prominence cue during pronoun resolution in German
  • Binding and coreference in non-native language processing
  • Children’s eye gaze reveals their use of discourse context in object pronoun resolution
  • Index
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Issued also in print.
  • 3-11-046410-1
  • 3-11-046232-X
  • 10.1515/9783110464108
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