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  • adj. Of, or relating to, an anaphora.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to anaphora.

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  • adj. relating to anaphora


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  • In addition, the is motivated by the fact that the features have evidently received some prior mention in the text the so-called 'anaphoric' function of the definite article.

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  • In the anaphoric rhythm of his first two and a half pages in the opening chapter, which moves from what three young boys wanted more of (food, noise, distraction, body-heat), to the moment they wanted less (less of everything but the silent morning and a hard-to-love-impossible-not-to mother asleep), "just this, just this," Torres sets us up for a novel that refuses to play by the rules.

    Ru Freeman: Justin Torres: Give Us More

  • David Copperfield's lament is given here with my further typographical highlights on the kinds of anaphoric returns and alphabetic reversals by which Gass is intrigued: From

    Notes on 'Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian'

  • More natural still would be to substitute the second mention of ‘fire’ with an anaphoric pronoun: A fire broke out in New Town last night.

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  • The greatest extension of the period in English in relation to Spanish is seen in the capacity of English to construct a series of short and relatively simple sentences while incorporating repetitions and anaphoric references to maintain cohesion within the text.

    The Extension of the Period and Links Between Sentences

  • Tu es fou... tu es fou: Derrida has given me an idea for anaphoric rhythm in a poem.

    Derrida on the fear of writing

  • An early proponent of the anaphoric view is Fred Sommers.


  • Those who work on discourse representation theory and dynamic semantics emphasize the similarities between variables and some anaphoric uses of pronouns.


  • In effect, all the unwelcome metaphysical commitments that we banished by using descriptions would re-enter via the back door as soon as we employ anaphoric pronouns in our discourse.


  • Since the pronoun in (1) gets its content from the description that it is anaphoric on, and because the pronoun refers, it must be the case that the description also refers.



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