cataphora

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cataphora

A term that has been retired from the working medical parlance, defined as a clouded or semicomatose mental state punctuated by periods of partial consciousness.

ca·taph·o·ra

(kă-taf'ŏr-ă)
Semicoma or somnolence interrupted by intervals of partial consciousness.
[G. a falling down]

cataphora

lethargy with intervals of imperfect waking.
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19) However, in certain cases the ellipsis works cataphorically, i.
The reason for the use of the definite article in (22d) could perhaps be seen in the fact that the paragraph topic "baobabs" is preceded here by a cataphorically referring pronoun (but see also [28a] further below).
Syntactically, Catharina uses an anticipatory esconstruction to refer cataphorically to the content of her positive appreciation.