Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Anchored Entity

Definition: 

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.

Examples: 

(English)

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

  • guy I work with says he knows your sister.
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