S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 14 Number 1/2 (1978)
Toward a Functional Theory of Anaphora
- Yang, Dong-Whee
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.14 No.2, pp. 195-209
- One of the most recalcitrant areas in generati ve-transformational grammar has been anaphora. It is mainly due to the fact that the theory of generative-transformational grammar has been strictly sentence-bound and constituent-structure·dependent whereas anaphora phenomena are typically discourse-oriented and characteristically dependent on communicative fun ctions rather than constituent structures. Recently linguists like Kuno (1975) and Bolinger (1977) have proposed a discourse-oriented functional approach to anaphora. This paper is to contribute to their attempts by proposing six additional hypotheses for the functional approach to anaphora.