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What is endophora?

 

Definition
 

Endophora is coreference of an expression with another expression either before it or after it. One expression provides the information necessary to interpret the other.

Discussion
 

The endophoric relationship is often spoken of as one expression “referring to” another.

Examples (English)
 
  • A well-dressed man was speaking; he had a foreign accent.
  • If you need one, there’s a towel in the top drawer.
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of endophora:
 
Generic
  Endophora is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 109

 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 33


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