Typology of Coreferential Possessive Anaphora and Neo-Gricean Pragmatics: Implications for a Newly Designed Artificial Language
Published Online: Jan 01, 2017
Coreferential possessive anaphora can be defined as a relation be- tween two linguistic expressions， one a possessive anaphor， and the other its antecedent， in which the possessive anaphor refers to what its antecedent refers to. This article presents a typology of coreferential possessive anaphora， on the basis of a preliminary investigation into a variety of genetically different and structurally distinct languages in the world. It also provides an analysis of coreferential possessive anaphora in terms of the revised neo-Gricean pragmatic theory of anaphora， as constructed in Huang (2000a). Finally， coreferential possessive anaphora in Esparento will be examined， and implications for the construction of such anaphora in a newly designed artificial language will be discussed.