Default de se: The interpretation of the Ewe logophor

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Show simple item record Bimpeh, Abigail Anne 2019-12-02T11:13:13Z 2019-12-02T11:13:13Z 2019-12-02
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dc.description.abstract This paper aims at evaluating two contradicting generalizations regarding the interpretation of logophoric pronouns, using data from Ewedomegbe (the Northern Ghanaian dialect of Ewe). Clements (1975), for instance, and many others propose that the default interpretation of the Ewe logophoric pronoun ye` is unambiguously attitude de se like PRO in English, see Chierchia (1989). This view is challenged by Pearson (2015), who presents data that shows that ye` may be read de re as well. I presented real-world examples of ‘mistaken’ identity to ten native informants, as well as examples of dream reports to two native informants. Regarding ‘mistaken identity’, the judgments confirm the standard view by Clements (1975) and others that the logophoric pronoun ye` seems unambiguously attitude de se. For dream reports, the judgments show that they may not be useful in shedding light on the de re, de se distinction. I discuss possible explanations for the different judgments. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik , Semantik , Feldforschung , Ewe-Sprache de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 490 de_DE
dc.title Default de se: The interpretation of the Ewe logophor en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 9 Sonstige / Externe de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea5 de_DE
utue.publikation.noppn yes de_DE


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