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What is a situationally evoked entity?

 

Definition
 

A situationally evoked entity is a referent that is given information because of the prominence of the referent in the extralinguistic context.

Example (English)
 
  • Could you shut the door?
  •  

    The door is previously unmentioned, but it is given information because there is only one door and its existence is known.

    Generic
      A situationally evoked entity is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Prince 1981 233, 236


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