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By Tanya Reinhart

First released in 1983, this e-book examines anaphora — a principal factor in linguistic thought because it lies on the crossroads of numerous significant difficulties. at the one hand it really is believed that a similar stipulations that govern the translation of anaphora additionally govern syntactic circulate ideas yet at the different, whereas anaphora is understood to engage with quite a few discourse and semantic issues, it additionally presents a transparent example of the dependency of the semantic interpretation of sentences upon semantic homes of common language. This publication has significant targets: the 1st is a finished research of sentence-level anaphora that addresses the questions posed above, and the second one is an exam of the wider problems with the relatives among the structural homes of sentences and their semantic interpretation in the hypotheses of the autonomy of syntax and of interpretative semantics proven through Chomsky.

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