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What is a textually evoked entity?

 

Definition
 

A textually evoked entity is a referent that is given information because it has been previously included in the text.

Example (English)
 
  • A guy I work with says he knows your sister.
  •  

    Since the referent of he has been previously mentioned in the text, it is a textually evoked entity.

     
    Source:

    Prince 1981 233

    Generic
      A textually evoked entity is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Prince 1981 233, 236


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