Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Anchored Entity

Anchored Entity

An anchored entity is a brand-new entity that is linked to another referent which is not brand new by means of the inclusion of a referring expression in the noun phrase.

(English)

In the following expression, guy (brand new) is anchored to the speaker (not brand new) by the phrase I work with:

  • A guy I work with says he knows your sister.
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    Source: Prince 1981

    Prince, Ellen F. 1981. "Toward a taxonomy of given-new information." In Cole, P. 1981 223–255.

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