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What is an evoked entity?

 

Definition
 

An evoked entity is a referent which is given information due

 
  • to previous mention in the text, or
  • to the prominence of the referent in the extralinguistic context.
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of evoked entities:
 
Generic
  An evoked entity is a kind of
 
Source
 

Prince 1981:233, 236


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