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Cross-Linguistic Studies of Imposters and Pronominal Agreement

Chris Collins

Abstract

Imposters are 3SG DPs that are used to refer to the speaker (author) or addressee. This volume explores verbal and pronominal agreement with imposters from a cross-linguistic perspective. The central questions for any given language are: (a) How do singular and plural imposters agree with the verb? (b) When a pronoun has an imposter antecedent, what are the phi-features of the pronoun? The volume reveals a remarkable degree of variation in the answers to these questions, but also reveals some underlying generalizations.

Keywords: imposters, pronominal agreement, sources, phi-feature, author, addressee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199336852
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336852.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Collins, editor
New York University

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