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Semantic Processing: Anaphora and Quantifier Scope
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Both anaphors and quantifiers are ubiquitous in natural language and include variant expressions to serve various functions in sentences and discourse. Anaphors include the third person pronouns like tā 他/她 ‘he/she’ (hereafter pronoun), reflexives like zìjǐ 自己 ‘self’ and tā/tāzìjǐ 他/她自己 ‘him/herself’ (hereafter reflexive), and proper names like Lǐ Sì/Zhāng Sān 李四/張三, while quan…

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Yu Xia WANG and Chin-Lung YANG, “Semantic Processing: Anaphora and Quantifier Scope”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000177>
First published online: 2015

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