noun (plural anaphors; also anaphora) Etymology: back-formation from anaphoric Date: 1975 a word or phrase with an anaphoric function

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  • anaphor — n. a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anaphor — noun a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent • Hypernyms: ↑word * * * anaphor 7 [ˈænəfə(r)] [ˈænəfər] [ˈænəfɔː(r)] [ˈænəfɔːr] …   Useful english dictionary

  • anaphor — noun /ˈæ.nə.fɔː(r),ˈæ.nə.fə(r)/ An expression refering to another expression. In stricter uses, an expression referring to something earlier in the discourse or, even more strictly, only reflexive and reciprocal pronouns. Ant: logophor, cataphor… …   Wiktionary

  • anaphor — n. (Linguistics) anaphora …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Anaphora (linguistics) — In linguistics, anaphora is an instance of an expression referring to another.In general, an anaphoric expression is represented by a pro form or some kind of deictic.In some theories, the strict definition of anaphora includes only references to …   Wikipedia

  • Antecedent (grammar) — In grammar, an antecedent is generally the noun or noun phrase to which an anaphor refers in a coreference. However, an antecedent can also be a clause, especially when the anaphor is a demonstrative. In these sentences, the antecedent is in bold …   Wikipedia

  • Binding (linguistics) — In linguistics, binding theory is any of a broad class of theories dealing with the distribution of pronominal and anaphoric elements. The idea that there should be a specialised, coherent theory dealing with this particular set of phenomena… …   Wikipedia

  • PRO (linguistics) — PRO (pronounced big pro , to distinguish it from pro, pronounced little/small pro ) is an empty category whose existence is postulated in classical Government and Binding Theory. There are two independent pieces of evidence for its existence: the …   Wikipedia

  • Nearest referent — The nearest referent is a grammatical term sometimes used when two or more possible referents of a pronoun, or other part of speech, cause ambiguity in a text. However nearness , proximity, may not be the most meaningful criteria for a decision,… …   Wikipedia

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