Definition of coreferential in English:

coreferential

Line breaks: co|refer¦en¦tial
Pronunciation: /kəʊˌrɛfəˈrɛnʃ(ə)l
 
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adjective

Linguistics
(Of two elements or units) having the same reference.
More 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.

Derivatives

coreference

noun
More 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.

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