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What is an anchored entity?



An anchored entity is a brand-new entity that is linked to another referent which is not brand new by means of the inclusion of a referring expression in the noun phrase.

Example (English)
  • In the following expression, guy (brand new) is anchored to the speaker (not brand new) by the phrase I work with:

  • A guy I work with says he knows your sister.
  • Source:

    Prince 1981 233

  • Generic
      An anchored entity is a kind of

    Prince 1981 233, 236

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