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10) Because she had saved hard, Amanda was finally able to buy the car of her dreams. 11) Amanda was finally able to buy the car of her dreams, because she had saved hard. 12) She was finally able to buy the car of her dreams, because Amanda had saved hard. 11) she and Amanda are coreferential. 12), however, she cannot be coreferential to Amanda because of the above constraint. In order to be able to apply this rule, an anaphora resolution program must have access to a fairly detailed parser identifying main and subordinate clauses.

London: Penguin, 1994. 75 Note the verb anaphor done. 53). 77 Adapted from Hirst (1981). 1. 79 Henry James, The Spoils of Poynton, p. 139. London: Penguin, 1987. 80 Quirk et al. (1985). 81 Quirk et al. (1985). 82 Such antecedents are also referred to as split antecedents in the literature. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, p. 377. London: Penguin, 1973. 84 Introduction to Henry James, The Spoils of Poynton by David Lodge, p. 1. London: Penguin, 1987. 2, each preceding coreferential non-pronominal entity is regarded as a possible antecedent.

18) Tilly’s mother had agreed to make her a new dress for the party. She worked hard on the dress for weeks and finally it was ready for Tilly to try on. Impatient to see what it would look like, Tilly tried on the dress over her skirt and ripped it. In this discourse segment, dress is the most salient entity and is the center of attention throughout the discourse segment. The intuition behind theories of focus or center lies in the observation that discourse is normally structured around a central topic.

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