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Anaphora, Modern
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1. Introduction

In contemporary theoretical linguistics, the term “anaphora”, which is derived from the Greek word αναφóρα ‘carrying back’, has three distinct senses. First, the term can be used to refer to a relation between two or more linguistic expressions, wherein the interpretation of one (the anaphor or anaphoric…

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Yan HUANG, “Anaphora, Modern”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000012>
First published online: 2015

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