Sunday, 28 July 2013

Exophoric Reference

Halliday & Matthiessen (2004: 552):
Exophoric reference means that the identity presumed by the reference item is recoverable from the environment of the text… . Here the reference links the text to the environment; but it does not contribute to the cohesion of the text, except indirectly when references to one and the same referent are repeated, forming a chain.