This volume contains a careful selection of papers concerned with actual research questions on anaphoric reference, a subject of current interest with various linguistic subdisciplines. This is reflected in this book as it methodically covers broadly invested approaches from cognitive, neurolinguistic, formal and computational perspectives, each contribution representing the respective `state of the art' on a high theoretical and empirical level. The volume contains three thematic parts: Anaphors in Cognitive, Text- and Discourse Linguistics; The Syntax and Semantics of Anaphors; and Neurolinguistic Studies on the reception of anaphoric reference. The contributions investigate several Indo-European languages.
1. Table of contents; 2. Anaphors in text - Introduction (by Schwarz-Friesel, Monika); 3. Anaphors in Cognitive, Text- and Discourse Linguistics; 4. Indirect anaphora in text: A cognitive account (by Schwarz-Friesel, Monika); 5. Indirect pronominal anaphora in English and French: Marginal rarity, or unmarked norm? Some psycholinguistic evidence (by Cornish, Francis); 6. Lexical anaphors in Danish and French (by Lundquist, Lita); 7. Referential collaboration with computers: Do we treat computer addressees like humans? (by Maes, Fons); 8. Reflexivity and temporality in discourse deixis (by Lenz, Friedrich); 9. The function of complex anaphors in texts: Evidence from corpus studies and ontological considerations (by Consten, Manfred); 10. Metaphorical anaphors: A phenomenon of the semantics-pragmatics interface (by Skirl, Helge); 11. The Syntax and Semantic of Anaphors; 12. Accessibility and definite noun phrases (by Heusinger, Klaus von); 13. The non-subject bias of German demonstrative pronouns (by Bosch, Peter); 14. Anaphoric properties of German right dislocation (by Averintseva-Klisch, Maria); 15. Antecedents of diverse types: An investigation of the syntactic and semantic relationships in a wh-relative construction (by Holler, Anke); 16. Corpus-based and machine learning approaches to anaphora resolution: A critical assessment (by Strube, Michael); 17. Neurolinguistic Studies; 18. Neuroimaging studies of coherence processes (by Ferstl, Evelyn C.); 19. Reference assignment in the absence of sufficient semantic content (by Schumacher, Petra B.); 20. Resolving complex anaphors: Evidence from online comprehension (by Marx, Konstanze); 21. Index