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Discourse Analysis and Greek
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Studies dealing with discourse analysis in Greek have focused on the concept of cohesiveness of discourse. In particular, these studies have examined reference as one of the most important devices of cohesiveness. The present piece considers two types of reference: endophoric reference, which can be subdivided into anaphora (backward reference) and cataphora (forward reference), and exophoric reference, which denotes an object in deixis. Demonstrative pronouns and ad…

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Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou, “Discourse Analysis and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000112>
First published online: 2013

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