[b-hebrew] Participant Reference

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Aug 5 16:14:50 EDT 2004


On 05/08/2004 19:40, C. Stirling Bartholomew wrote:

> ...
>
>So as a general rule, a participant's level of encoding will be inversely
>proportional to accessibility in the narrative. When a participant is highly
>accessible zero anaphora is adequate. When a participant has moved off stage
>into the wings a full noun phrase may be required. When a participant is
>being introduced for the first time something more elaborate than a full
>noun phrase may be used.
>  
>

Yes - or a full noun phrase may be necessary to avoid ambiguity even 
when the participant has not moved off stage at all.


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