null anaphora

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null anaphora (plural null anaphoras)

  1. (linguistics) An implied (but omitted) anaphora.
    • 2006 Natsuko Tsujimura - An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
      We have mentioned above that null anaphora is represented on syntactic trees as “pro”, and that this reflects the native speaker’s intuition that she or he somehow understands what is not overtly expressed and what the content of the null anaphora might be.