Definition of endophora in English:

endophora

Line breaks: en¦doph¦ora
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈdɒfərə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Linguistics
  • The set of relationships among words having the same reference within a text, contributing to textual cohesion; anaphora and cataphora. Compare with exophora.
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    • Conversely, endophora, is the act of reference to some item from within the text itself.

Derivatives

endophoric

Pronunciation: /ˌɛndəˈfɒrɪk/
adjective
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  • Here, 'he' is endophoric because it refers forwards to the proper noun Harry and 'her' refers back to the noun boss.
  • The identification of endophoric references, and the previous information they had about the topic, helped them to manage the text structure successfully.

Origin

late 20th century: from endo- 'within', on the pattern of anaphora.

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