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Book: Implicit Subject and Direct Object Arguments in Hungarian Language Use

Chapter: Second (B) and Third (C) Manners: Grammatical Constraints and the Role of the Immediate Utterance Context and the Extended Context

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.32451


In Chapter 5, I will turn to the second and third manners of occurrences of implicit arguments in Hungarian and I will study the influence of the immediate utterance context and extended context. In Section 5.1, I will examine implicit subject and direct object arguments as zero anaphors and exophoric pronominal subjects and objects in utterance and discourse contexts, while in Section 5.2, I will analyse the role of the encyclopaedic information available in the immediate utterance context. In Section 5.3, I will deal with the way in which the context extended with information from the observable physical environment and encyclopaedic knowledge can influence the use and interpretation of implicit subject and direct object arguments in Hungarian language use. Then, in Section 5.4, I will discuss how indefinite/definite conjugations play a role in the licensing and identification of implicit direct object arguments.

Chapter Contributors

  • Enikő Németh T ( - enemeth) 'University of Szeged'