Referential processes in discourse production

Ingedore Villaça KOCH Luiz Antônio MARCUSHI About the authors

In this paper, we discuss some of the strategies responsable for the accomplishment of referential processes in spoken language. Our aim is to elucidate how referents are introduced, maintained, retrieved, indicated and identified in the text. The relevance of this investigation is directly connected with the essenciality of referential system for the connexity and tropical organization of texts and with the conviction that the resolution of referential processes is the basis for text comprehension.

Referencial processes; Textual organization; Sequentiality; Textual progression


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