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Discourse structure and anaphora

Barbara A. Fox

Discourse structure and anaphora

written and conversational English

by Barbara A. Fox

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Anaphora.,
  • English language -- Discourse analysis.,
  • English language -- Spoken English.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBarbara A. Fox.
    SeriesCambridge studies in linguistics ;, 48
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1398.A52 F6 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 173 p. :
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2738590M
    ISBN 100521330823
    LC Control Number86033349

    The main aim of Unit 29 is to examine discourse analysis and its articulation by means of sucñh devices as anaphora and cataphora, connectors and deixis. Our aim is to offer a broad account in descriptive terms of the notion of discourse and discourse analys is.   ‘Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines the field and presents James Paul Gee’s unique integrated approach which incorporates both a theory of language-in-use and a method of .

      The structure inferred is an acyclic graph which puts important constraints on anaphora: informally stated, for an anaphoric expression introduced in a given discourse segment K, only discourse referents introduced in segments which are connected to K by some (sequence of) discourse relations are available. This basic picture should be Cited by: 1. A discourse representation structure (DRS) is a mental representation built up by the hearer as the discourse unfolds. A DRS consists of two parts: a universe of so-called “discourse referents”, which represent the objects under discussion, and a set of DRS-conditions which encode the information that has accumulated on these discourse Cited by:

    In Proceedings of the Computational Treatment of Anaphora Workshop, EACL , Budabest. D-LTAG System - Discourse Parsing with a Lexicalized Tree-Adjoining Grammar. (With K. Forbes, R. Prasad, A. Sarkar, A. Joshi and B. Webber) In Proceedings of the Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics ESSLLI Workshop. He has published on discourse structure, genre, interestingness, and persuasiveness, in edited volumes and in journals such as Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Processes, and Journal of Research in Reading. Together with Ted Sanders and Joost Schilperoord, he edited a book volume on Text Representation ().Cited by:


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[Barbara A Fox] -- Barbara Fox's thoughtful study examines the use of anaphora in both written and spoken discourse. Any treatment of anaphora must consider the hierarchical of its source texts-type.

Texts may be. This thoughtful study, presenting a novel analytical framework, examines the use of anaphora in both written and conversational discourse. In particular, it examines the distribution of pronouns and full noun phrases in three different genres of English, and demonstrates the relationships between the hierarchical structure of discourses and the use of anaphoric Price: $ and anaphora.

SDRT - Summary reducing the displayed information to discourse relations and structure • constraints on valid discourse structures (right frontier constraint, topic constraint, type-equality if more than one relation holds between two DUs) • discourse structure interacts the semantic representation File Size: KB.

This book proposes a cognitive-functional principle to account for how the construction of mental structure determines the use and resolution of discourse anaphora, and provides quantitative, cross-linguistic analyses of empirical and text data to demonstrate how the principle operates in discourse : Ming Pu.

Centering theory is an account of one aspect of discourse processing, local discourse structure, that makes specific claims about both processing complexity and discourse anaphora. This book resulted from a workshop on Centering theory held at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) at the University of Pennsylvania in May of   Discourse anaphora is a challenging linguistic phenomenon that has given rise to research in fields as diverse as linguistics, computational linguistics and cognitive science.

Because of the diversity of approaches these fields bring to the anaphora problem, the editors of this volume argue that there needs to be a synthesis, or at least a Pages: Discourse structure and anaphora: written and conversational English. [Barbara A Fox] innovative reformulation of the theory of anaphora that should have an impact on thinking about anaphora in discourse." Studies in Second Language Learning.

User-contributed reviews. Review article on Discourse structure and anaphora: Written and conversational English by Barbara A. Fox. Cambridge University Press, viii + pp. ∗∗ I would like to thank Prof. Grev Corbett as well as several anonymous Lingua readers for commenting on a preliminary version of this review by: 3.

JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGU () The Role of Discourse Structure in Understanding Anaphora BARBARA C. MALT University of Massachusetts, Amherst Any two utterances in a discourse may be closely related, as in question-answer pairs, or more loosely related, as in various declarative sequences, or they may be virtually independent, as when Cited by: This book provides an accessible overview of Discourse Representation Theory (DRT).

DRT is a theory of interpretation based on the idea that a representation of the discourse is built up as it unfolds, and that every incoming sentence prompts additions to that representation.

King, Jeffrey C. Anaphora. In The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Centering Theory is an account of one aspect of discourse, local discourse structure, that makes specific claims about both processing complexity and discourse anaphora.

Centering Theory in Discourse focuses on Centering Theory's ability to account for data from naturally occurring discourse inseveral languages. The second and third example do not differ in their discourse functional structure but only in the overt morphosyntactic localization of the third discourse referent.

In the latter example, the discourse referent of the book triggers explicitly a subdivision of the right area of the signing space as illustrated in Figure 4 by: 6. Anaphora and Abstract Entities.

A Theory of Discourse Structure for an Analysis of Abstract Entity Anaphora. Applying the Theory of Discourse Structure to the Anaphoric Phenomena. Reference to Abstract Objects in Discourse presents a novel framework and analysis of the ways we refer to abstract objects in natural language discourse.

The book begins with a typology of abstract objects and related entities like eventualities. After an introduction to `bottom up, compositional' discourse representation theory (DRT) and to previous work on abstract objects.

The most difficult problem of AI is to process the natural language by computers or in other words natural language processing is the most difficult problem of artificial intelligence. If we talk about the major problems in NLP, then one of the major problems in NLP is discourse processing − building theories and models of how utterances stick together to form coherent discourse.

These segments generate DR-theoretic structures that also serve as anaphoric antecedents. The main task of this chapter is to develop a formal theory of discourse structure and discourse segmentation suitable for the analysis of abstract object : Nicholas Asher.

Centering, Anaphora Resolution, and Discourse Structure to operating within a discourse segment should be abandoned in order to integrate centering with. Anaphora is a literary and rhetorical device in which a word or group of words is repeated at the beginning of two or more successive clauses or sentences.

This technique adds emphasis and unity to the clauses. For example, look at the function of the words “if only” in the following sentence: “ If only I hadn’t gone to the market that.

Discourse Structure and Anaphora goes beyond the information processing concerns of cognitive science to assess the critical role played in all text-types by social, interactional and affective factors. Using conversation analysis and rhetorical structure analysis, this book looks at the distribution of pronouns and full noun phrases in.

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Fox.Topics covered include binding and control, null subjects and objects, long distance reflexivisation, logophoricity, bridging-cross reference, switch-reference, and discourse n by a leading expert on anaphora, the book will be the standard point of reference for all those interested in this important topic in theoretical linguistics.In formal linguistics, discourse representation theory (DRT) is a framework for exploring meaning under a formal semantics approach.

One of the main differences between DRT-style approaches and traditional Montagovian approaches is that DRT includes a level of abstract mental representations (discourse representation structures, DRS) within its formalism, which gives it .