Resumptive anaphors encapsulate and hypostatise a whole text segment. This survey compares and categorises Italian and Danish resumptive anaphors in a comparable subcorpus of the “Europarl Corpus” (political speeches held in the European Parliament). The anaphors are morphologically subdivided in NPs and pro-forms and the NP anaphors are semantically categorised in nominal derivatives and synonyms, generalising NPs, specifying NPs, axiological NPs, and performative NPs. With a pro-form anaphor, a similar categorisation of the anaphorised text segment is conveyed by the co-text, typically the predicate, of the anaphor. Pro-form anaphors are particularly frequent in Danish and NP anaphors in Italian, thus confirming the predominantly verbal style in Scandinavian and nominal style in Romance.
|Journal||Ny forskning i grammatik|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|