In this contribution, it is argued that person features are interpreted as identity predicates equating the objects denoted by pronouns with bearers of mental states and, more generally, featural properties linked to theta-role decomposition. The first-personal interpretation proper to logophoric third person pronouns and 'shifted' first person pronouns is essentially the same kind of interpretation detected with DE SE readings in contexts of propositional attitude. All these readings have their root in a mechanism of 'lexical identification' according to which some of the thematic properties of the antecedent are transmitted to the pronoun

A case-study on grammar, meaning and linguistic diversity: the nature of persone features

DELFITTO, Denis
2008

Abstract

In this contribution, it is argued that person features are interpreted as identity predicates equating the objects denoted by pronouns with bearers of mental states and, more generally, featural properties linked to theta-role decomposition. The first-personal interpretation proper to logophoric third person pronouns and 'shifted' first person pronouns is essentially the same kind of interpretation detected with DE SE readings in contexts of propositional attitude. All these readings have their root in a mechanism of 'lexical identification' according to which some of the thematic properties of the antecedent are transmitted to the pronoun
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person features; lexical identification; DE SE readings
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