Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Situationally Evoked Entity

Definition: 

A situationally evoked entity is a referent that is given information because of the prominence of the referent in the extralinguistic context.

Examples: 

(English)

  • Could you shut the door?

The door is previously unmentioned, but it is given information because there is only one door and its existence is known.

Source: 
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