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Anaphoric epithet

SYNTAX: R-expression whose reference depends anaphorically upon some other element. EXAMPLE: the intended co-referentiality in (i) turns the bastard into an anaphoric epithet. In (ii), the epithet the idiot is interpreted as a bound variable.

(i)  [John'si father] should have sent the bastardi to reform school.

(ii) every boy'si father sends the idioti to school

LIT. Lasnik, H. (1989)