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What is an unused entity?

 

Definition
 

An unused entity is a referent referred to for the first time in the discourse, but assumed to be already a part of the addressee's knowledge.

Generic
  An unused entity is a kind of
 
Source
 

Prince 1981 233, 235–236


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