Definition of coreferential in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkōˌrefəˈren(t)SH(ə)l/ /ˌkoʊˌrɛfəˈrɛn(t)ʃ(ə)l/


  • (of two elements or units) having the same reference.

    ‘This has the consequence that where a coreferential or bound zero anaphor may occur, the use of an overt pronoun will tend to be taken to solicit disjoint reference.’
    • ‘You also note that all examples of this construction have the coreferential pronoun in subject position; i.e. exactly where it would be if this were an infinitive complement instead of a that complement.’
    • ‘Here the coreferential argument is explicitly marked as patientive in the matrix clause.’
    • ‘The annotation of coreferential chains in a text is a difficult task, which requires a lot of concentration.’
    • ‘The participle receives its case from the noun which it modifies, which must (as you point out) be coreferential with its subject.’