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Is there a term that refers to a mapping between a person and the adjective that describes them?

In your example Harry is a gifted singer, the word gifted is just a general attribute/modifier in an adjective phrase and there is no grammatical relation between gifted and Harry because gifted ...
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How far ahead we look when parsing and understanding text

These are more or less like the word-sense disambiguation, anaphora resolution or co-reference resolution examples in the Winograd Schema Challenge and generally in natural language understanding. ...
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Clarifications on exophora

The use of immediate in that definition is not needed and a little misleading. For example, Diessel (1999) defines exophoric demonstratives as referring to "entities in the situation surrounding ...
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How good are humans at anaphora?

The claim that "all languages are equivalent in their expressive capability" is true yet doesn't mean what you think it means. It only means that every proposition can be somehow expressed ...
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Is it possible to pro-drop/null anaphora in Turkish without any reference to the pronoun at all?

So is it possible to pro-drop in Turkish in a causative sentence without any reference to the pronoun, i.e an inferred subject/null anaphora? Short answer, no. The subject marking on the verb is ...
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Why is "then" deictic?

It is fairly possible to make an account of the anaphoric words as deictic (or indexical; I consider deixis and indicality plainly synonymous). I personally share this approach. In my formulation (...
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What are the terms for assignable anaphora?

Compared to speech: Gesturing to a new location is a pronoun used in apposition to the noun phrase ('the house, here'). This is a form of 'mention' where the multiple possible locations correspond ...
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Is it possible to pro-drop/null anaphora in Turkish without any reference to the pronoun at all?

Yes, you can! I’m fluent in turkish and my parents are both Turks. It is possible to do so with a pretext or situational environment for example if you were with a friend and she asks: Q: Köpeği ...
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Is there a term that refers to a mapping between a person and the adjective that describes them?

The main point of Eleshar's answer and BillJ's comment seems to be that there is no explicit terminology because gifted is a modifier of the predicate singer rather than in direct interaction with ...
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Is it possible that whole relative clause refers/describes one word/phrase in the main clause (without anaphora)?

No, anaphora is always involved in a relative clause construction, because relative clauses have relative pronouns (not necessarily explicit), and relative pronouns are anaphoric. The "which" of your ...
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Is it possible to pro-drop/null anaphora in Turkish without any reference to the pronoun at all?

I don't know Turkish very well, but what you want is possible through using of the verb form of the state with high levels of the ambiguity, so: (I am) going to the shop now, can be translated as: (...
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Antecedents of prepositions and adverbs

Conjunctions like "because" and "which" that are found at the beginning of a dependent clause are often referred to as "subordinating conjunctions" to distinguish them from conjunctions like "and" or "...
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How far ahead we look when parsing and understanding text

Since you seem to be interested in reading, you may find the following overview of "The science of word recognition" (written in 2017, by Kevin Larson) to be an interesting read. Larson says that the ...
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By what can an anaphor be realized?

Note that there are 2 ways of defining anaphors; the narrower definition you're using refers back to an antecedent; the broader definition includes cataphors, which refer forward to a later word or ...
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