Anaphora Resolution and Text Retrieval by Helene Schmolz PDF

By Helene Schmolz

ISBN-10: 3110416743

ISBN-13: 9783110416749

The fields of linguistics and knowledge expertise can make the most of one another in beneficial methods in the event that they get attached in a really interdisciplinary approach. This publication specializes in anaphora solution for the English language and exhibits how worthwhile a linguistic-computational viewpoint should be. It outlines every kind of anaphors and their frequencies and likewise develops ideas for resolving non-finite clause anaphors, that have by no means prior to been tested.

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1460). An example of discourse deixis is given in (17), in which that refers to the word, rather than to the concept bilingualism. (17) She is currently writing about bilingualism. Shall I spell that out for you? Discourse deixis is in a way similar to anaphora because explicit antecedents can be present, though antecedents are not obligatory for discourse deixis (cf. Cornish 2006: 632; Bublitz 2009: 256-257; Stirling & Huddleston 2010: 1460-1461). With regard to the difference of discourse deixis and anaphora, Lenz (1997) remarks: Die Tatsache, daß sowohl die Diskursdeixis als auch die Anaphora auf Diskursstellen verweisen, hat einige Verwirrung hinsichtlich ihrer Unterscheidung gestiftet.

This means that deictic expressions are interpreted relative to the speaker. g. g. g. I, you). g. gestures or eye movements, in order to make clear what the point of reference is (cf. Finch 2005: 210-211; Bublitz 2009: 243-256; Stirling & Huddleston 2010: 1451-1453). Anaphora and deixis share some features that emphasise their close relation (cf. Stirling & Huddleston 2010: 1454-1455): first, some items are anaphoric and deictic at the same time under certain circumstances. In example (14), the form we refers to Bill anaphorically and to implied I for the speaker deictically.

They occur only in specific circumstances and constructions, mostly as rhetoric devices in fiction and in journalism. There is one effect for which cataphors are particularly used: they can create suspense (cf. Jackson & Moulinier 2002: 179; Finch 2005: 201-202; Carter & McCarthy 2006: 245; Biber et al. 2007: 331). 2 Endophora and exophora Halliday & Hasan (2008: 31-37) subsume anaphors and cataphors under the category endophora, which they in turn distinguish from exophora. This categorisation of reference is visualised in Figure 1.

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