I've been wondering if there is any classification, academically established or researched, of verbs or sentence forms that introduce new referents, with the forms/verbs enumerated in the order of the degree of introduction.
I'm aware of 'existential sentences' that may function strongly/effectively in introduction of new referents. 'This is X' also works well in that respect.
I wonder if there is any such groupings of sentence patterns or verbs (I know this is heavily context dependent ...).
eg) This is (new referent), Here is (new referent), I'll give you (new referent), I brought you (new referent), I'm going to introduce (new referent)