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Principle C Phenomena

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Imposters can antecede either third person or non-third person pronominals. For lexical determiner phrases (DPs), the values are inherent and independent of matching the feature values of other DPs. ... More


Irreplaceable Pronominals

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

An imposter or camouflage determiner phrase having the same ultimate antecedent may replace the grammatical instance of a pronominal without loss of grammaticality. Many pronominals cannot be ... More


Crosslinguistic Variation in Pronominal Agreement

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter reviews some crosslinguistic evidence that shows how pronominals agree with imposters. It suggests that languages divide into two groups depending on how pronominal agreement with ... More


Gradedness: Interpretive Dependencies and Beyond

ERIC REULAND

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that gradedness is not a unified phenomenon and that understanding gradedness may explain the division of labour among the systems underlying language and its use. It then ... More


Notional versus Syntactic Views of Imposters

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

There are two competing views to explain imposters: the notional view and the syntactic view. According to the notional view, imposters are just regular third person determiner phrases (DPs) as far ... More


Language contact and linguistic complexity—the rise of the reflexive pronoun zich in a fifteenth-century Netherlands border dialect

Gertjan Postma

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines a prototypical case of grammatical borrowing from a neighbouring language: the introduction of the reflexive pronoun in the Lower Countries from the late Middle Ages onwards. ... More


Epithets

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter compares imposters and camouflage determiner phrases (DPs) with epithets (for example, the fool and the idiot). The values of epithets are typically determined by their antecedents. And ... More


Homogeneity

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines homogeneity, a property of collections of pronominal occurrences related by antecedence. To illustrate homogeneity, it considers a sentence with two separate pronominals, each ... More


Sources

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines φ-feature value assignment to both agreeing pronominals and coordinate nodes in the context of principles that appeal to sources, which can be primary or secondary. The ... More


Fake Indexicals

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Fake indexicals are those forms similar to non-third person pronominals but are interpreted as bound variables and not as referring to the speaker. Some examples fall under the concept of secondary ... More


Introduction

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

A speaker normally refers to himself or herself using first person singular pronominals such as I, me, my, mine, or myself. To refer to a single addressee, a speaker uses second person singular ... More


Imposters as Antecedents

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The notional view implies that imposters are syntactically unexceptional third person determiner phrases (DPs), with only unexpected non-third person meanings or uses. Based on this assumption, the ... More


The Structure of Imposters

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Although imposters have a non-pronominal morphological form, they might also be pronominal if they have antecedents. Specifically, first person imposters have author as their ultimate antecedent, ... More


Mapping indexical and anaphoric CPs onto Plains Cree's morphosyntax

Clare Cook

in The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 2 investigates the internal structure of Plains Cree verbal complexes, using evidence from the function, ordering, and distribution of morphology within the verbal complexes. Independent and ... More


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