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Re: The opposite of resumptive

From:Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 23:19
Eldin Raigmore wrote:

>> I'm stumbling on a grammatical term. Everybody knows what a resumptive >> pronoun is, it sums up something that has already been mentioned in a >> sentence or a conversation. Now, how do I call a pronoun or an >> expression that is used as a shorthand for something that still has to >> be expressed?
> I'm not sure what the difference is between "resumptive" and "anaphoric"; > but based on my not-necessarily-correct formerly existing impression, what > you are calling "resumptive" is what I had been calling "anaphoric". > > An "anaphoric" pronoun carries one back to what has been said before. > Its opposing notion is a "cataphoric" pronoun, which stands for something > to be mentioned in more detail later.
[---CUT a lot of interesting stuff---] Google says (A research on Google showed me) that there is no difference between "resumptive" and "anaphoric". I found the same definition with identical examples for both of them. And "cataphoric" is exactly the term I was looking for. Now, I only need a term to describe "either anaphoric or cataphoric". I was thinking of "substitutive". **Phoric pronouns are always substitutes for something, I haven't found other something-phoric words that could fit, and "substitutive" doesn't need extensive explanations. (Lucky me!) ;-) -- ================== Remi Villatel ==================


Tim May <butsuri@...>