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".