Coherence and Coreference Revisited

@article{Kehler2008CoherenceAC,
  title={Coherence and Coreference Revisited},
  author={Andrew Kehler and Laura Kertz and Hannah Rohde and Jeffrey L. Elman},
  journal={Journal of semantics},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          1-44
        }
}
For more than three decades, research into the psycholinguistics of pronoun interpretation has argued that hearers use various interpretation 'preferences' or 'strategies' that are associated with specific linguistic properties of antecedent expressions. This focus is a departure from the type of approach outlined in Hobbs (1979), who argues that the mechanisms supporting pronoun interpretation are driven predominantly by semantics, world knowledge and inference, with particular attention to… Expand
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