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What is exophora?

 

Definition
 

Exophora is reference of an expression directly to an extralinguistic referent.

 

The referent does not require another expression for its interpretation.

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of exophora:
 
Generic
  Exophora is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Hartmann and Stork 1972 193

 

Crystal 1980 137

 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 13

 

Gutwinski 1976 67


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