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What is coreference?

 

Definition
 

Coreference is the reference in one expression to the same referent in another expression.

Example (English)
 
  • In the following sentence, both you's have the same referent:

  • You said you would come.
  • Generic
      A coreference is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1980 93

     

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 863


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