Term: Exophoric

Definition:

Exophoric language points to something outside the language of the text, which is understood in the context:

Take a look at this.

Here, this refers to something that the speaker and listener can see and understand, but which has no meaning outside the context- we don't know what this is- exophora.


 

See Also:Anaphora; Cataphora; Deixis; Endophora

Category: Functions & Text