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anaphora

anaphora  

Anaphora in general is used of coreferential relations, where one element in a sentence takes its meaning or reference from another. In ‘John said that it would rain, but I don't believe it’ the last ...
cataphora

cataphora  

In speaking or writing, the use of a pronoun or other word to refer forward to something mentioned later in a sentence or linguistic expression. In the sentence When I was questioned, this is what I ...
context

context  

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1. Most broadly, any frame of reference or framework within which something is perceived, produced, consumed, communicated, interpreted, or otherwise experienced, or which is seen as relevant to the ...
direct address

direct address  

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Communication that is explicitly indicated as being targeted at a current listener, reader, or viewer as an individual. In face-to-face interaction, this is when you are being spoken to or gestured ...
discours

discours  

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[dis-koor]The French word for discourse or conversation. When it appears in this form in modern theoretical writings in English, it usually carries a special sense given to it by the linguist Émile ...
énoncé

énoncé  

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Terms of a distinction observed in structuralist theory, between what is said (the énoncé) and the act or process of saying it (the énonciation). The linguist Émile Benveniste has defined énonciation ...
histoire

histoire  

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[ees-twah]The French word for story or history, used in modern narratology to denote the story, that is, the narrated events as distinct from the form of narration in which they are presented: thus ...
indexical

indexical  

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An expression whose reference on an occasion is dependent upon the context: either who utters it, or when or where it is uttered, or what object is pointed out at the time of its utterance. The terms ...
L' Énonciation impersonnelle Ou le site du film

L' Énonciation impersonnelle Ou le site du film  

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(1991).Christian Metz's last work, L'énonciation impersonnelle ou le site du film takes Émile Benveniste's notion of enonciation, which had been developed during the late 1960s, as its starting ...
pragmatics

pragmatics  

1. (linguistics) A branch of semantics concerned with the communicative use and functions of language in particular social contexts, especially in conversations: see also discourse analysis; ...
reference

reference  

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The basic case of reference is the relation between a name and the person or object which it names. The philosophical pro-blems include trying to elucidate that relation, to understand whether other ...
semiotics

semiotics  

[Ge]The study of the ways in which non‐linguistic phenomena can generate meaning. In archaeology this is especially important because of its focus on material culture which is well known as a means ...
shifter

shifter  

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1. Term adopted by Jakobson from the Danish linguist Otto Jespersen (1860–1943) for indexical symbols in language—grammatical units with a deictic character (such as personal pronouns), which can be ...

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