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Anaphoric Processes
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This article surveys anaphoric processes in Ancient Greek. The focus is predominantly on nominal anaphora (definite noun phrases, pronouns, null anaphora) and its interaction with discourse cohesion, but there is some discussion of anaphoric tense and related phenomena as well.

1. Introduction

Anaphoric processes (< Greek anaphorá, literally ‘carrying back’, but known as a grammatical concept already to the ancient grammarians) are processes of interpreta…

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Dag Haug, “Anaphoric Processes”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000022>
First published online: 2013

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