Definition of coreferential in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌkōˌrefəˈren(t)SH(ə)l/


(Of two elements or units) having the same reference.
Example sentences
  • This has the consequence that where a coreferential or bound zero anaphor may occur, the use of an overt pronoun will tend to be taken to solicit disjoint reference.
  • You also note that all examples of this construction have the coreferential pronoun in subject position; i.e. exactly where it would be if this were an infinitive complement instead of a that complement.
  • Here the coreferential argument is explicitly marked as patientive in the matrix clause.



Pronunciation: /kōˈref(ə)rəns/ /ˈkō-/
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, given that logophoric pronouns are the only option available in the grammar to encode coreference, any speaker who intends coreference will also have to use a logophoric pronoun.
  • Cases of grammatical coreference that do not respect the sentence boundaries are highly marked.
  • Additionally, functional operators and coreferences may be used on both sides of the rules.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: co·ref·er·en·tial

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.