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Remembering, Imagining, and the First Person

James Higginbotham

in Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

It is widely supposed that certain uses of anaphoric forms (pronouns, reflexives, and others) give rise to peculiarly ‘first-personal’ interpretations, and it has become customary following David ... More


Innocent bystander: the loss of the indefinite pronoun man

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an account of an unexpected victim of both the rise of the to-infinitive and the loss of verb-second: the ‘ultra-indefinite’ pronoun man. Two factors almost completely destroyed ... More


PRO and the Representation of First-Person Thought

Jason Stanley

in Know How

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695362
eISBN:
9780191729768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695362.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

Sentences that ascribe knowing how contain the unpronounced pronoun PRO, which has a de se, or first-personal meaning, in such sentences. On the account of knowing how defended in the book, then, ... More


The De Se and the Semantics of PRO Constructions

Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever

in The Inessential Indexical: On the Philosophical Insignificance of Perspective and the First Person

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686742
eISBN:
9780191766824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686742.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the question of whether the semantics of PRO constructions can be helpful to those who think there is a distinctive kind of de se content. First, it argues that even if the ... More


Event Structure in Short Nominals—the Passive Paradigm

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense: Volume III: Taking Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199263936
eISBN:
9780191759017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263936.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed analysis for the structure of ‘short’ AS-nominals — nominals in which the logical subject is either missing altogether or is expressed with a by-phrase. It is ... More


Control, PRO, and the Projection Principle Control, PRO, and the Projection Principle (1992) *

Peter W. Culicover and Wendy Wilkins

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a theory of control (predication), in terms of thematic relations, which makes no use of the element PRO in the syntax. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 5.2 presents ... More


On the difference between exhaustive and partial control

Michelle Sheehan

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter compares the partial/exhaustive control distinction in Russian, Icelandic and European Portuguese and argues that all three share a common core: genuine partial control readings are only ... More


On the interpretation of gerundival null subjects and the theory of control

Verner Egerland

in Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

It is generally known that gerunds can have a null subject (NS) that takes the preceding clause as its antecedent. Given certain restrictions independently argued for in the literature, the NS in ... More


Attitude predicates in relativist semantics

Peter Lasersohn

in Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199573677
eISBN:
9780191831898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573677.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter extends the analysis of previous chapters to deal with sentences ascribing mental attitudes. Attitudes such as belief involve truth assessment, which may vary with the stance of the ... More


Conclusions and remarks on the recycling of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The conclusions chapter highlights, first, the findings relevant to verb movement and clause structure in root clauses: discourse driven V-to-Focus in finite clauses; discourse Assertive Operator in ... More


De-indicatives: A faithful replica of the Balkan subjunctive

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In Old Romanian, de can head indicative clauses with anaphoric tense under control and raising verbs. First, we argue that de-indicatives faithfully replicate the Balkan subjunctive patterns (e.g. ... More


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