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Re: Ergativity and verb forms

From:Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>
Date:Saturday, June 19, 2004, 22:48
Mark P. Line wrote:
> Arthaey Angosii said: > >>Emaelivpeith Racsko Tamas: >> >>>- You may or may not omit "I-ERG": it depends on the actual >>>language defaults. This unfilled slot may be filled in ny default >>>both with the subject of the main clause and with "someone" or >>>"previously mentioned one". >> >>Is there a technical term for the "previously mentioned one" in >>linguistics? My conlang Asha'ille uses "previously mentioned" data a >>lot, and it'd be nice to be able to properly describe what it's doing. >> :) > > > > Google for 'anaphora'. That's when you're invoking a referent that was > introduced earlier in the text (or discourse, if you prefer). > > There's a related term, 'cataphora', for when you're invoking a referent > that will be introduced later in the text (or discourse).
And the umbrella term for both is "endophora".