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By Hans-Jörg Schmid

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In the pattern N-èe-cl, the shell-noun phrase occurs as subject in a SVC-clause with the linking verb be, in which the shell content is embedded as a that-, wh- or infinitive clause functioning as subject complement (the respective abbreviations are Ν -be-that, Ν-be-wh and Ν-be-to). In the pattern th-N, the link between shell noun and shell content is created by the potential of a number of linguistic elements, mainly the, this, that, other, same and such, to establish demonstrative or comparative anaphoric reference (Halliday and Hasan 1976: 57).

3). This closes the discussion of the pattern N-cl. 1 is the combination of abstract head nouns with postmodifying o/-prepositional phases, as in the problem of raising money, the idea of going out or the question of where to go. For two reasons, this fifth pattern is not treated on a par with the other four. For one thing, it is restricted to a much smaller group of nouns than the other four patterns. 2, this pattern does not lend itself as readily as the others to the computer-aided systematic retrieval of linguistic data from a large corpus.

De Beaugrande and Dressier 1981: 84-90, Prince 1981: 235, van Dijk and Kintsch 1983: 344-346). The cognitive model evoked by a text is understood as a mental representation of all the people, organisms and objects, as well as the events, states of affairs, settings and other relations involving them, which are either mentioned in a text or suggested to be inferred from the information given in it. Subsuming reference and anaphora as well as deixis under the idea of activation of components of a cognitive model solves the problem inherent in the claim that shell nouns and the linguistic elements expressing the shell content have to do with the same thing.

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