The role of context in pronominal reference to higher order entities in English and Norwegian

Jeanette K. Gundel, Kaja Borthen, Thorstein Fretheim

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Abstract

Production and understanding of different pronouns referring to higher order entities is sensitive to the distinction between entities assumed to be in focus for the addressee and those that are activated, but not in focus. Our study reveals that this distinction is influenced by the number of times an entity has been processed, regardless of whether such processing is triggered by overt linguistic or other contextual factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModeling and Using Context - 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 1999, Proceedings
EditorsLuciano Serafini, Francesca Castellani, Patrick Brézillon, Paolo Bouquet, Massimo Benerecetti
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages475-478
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)3540664327, 9783540664321
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, CONTEXT 1999 - Trento, Italy
Duration: Sep 9 1999Sep 11 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1688
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, CONTEXT 1999
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period9/9/999/11/99

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