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Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

  • Pritty Patel-Grosz
  • Patrick Georg Grosz
  • Sarah Zobel
  • Provides original research on the current debated topic of pronouns in embedded context

  • Includes contributions from researchers working in various sub-fields

  • Includes novel data that shed light on current treatments of anaphora


Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 99)

About this book


This volume presents studies on pronouns in embedded contexts, and offers fundamental insights into this central area of research. Much of the recent research on pronouns has shown that embedded environments, such as clausal complements of attitude predicates, provide a window into the nature of pronouns. Pronouns in such environments not only exhibit familiar distinctions such as that between bound and referential pronouns; if they refer to the attitude holder, they also participate in a broader range of phenomena, e.g., distinguishing between a de se reading (involving a conscious self-directed belief) and a de re reading (involving an accidental belief about oneself). Topics covered in the book include: the semantics of attitude reports that contain pronominal elements, the semantics of pronominal features and their connection to indexicality, new insights in the connection of pronominal typology and logophoricity or anti-logophoricity, and finally, the localization of embedded pronouns within a bigger picture involving the nature of perspective and the analysis of quasi-pronominal phenomena such as sequence of tense.


Demonstrative Pronouns and Propositional Attitudes Indexical shifting in Balkar Null pronouns in embedded clauses Pronominal typology and (anti-)logophoricity Pronoun choices in Finnish SOT: syntax, semantics, pragmatics Unpronounced indexicality (and pronouns) attitude reports de se / de re ambiguity indexicality and logophoricity pronominal features and indexicality

Editors and affiliations

  • Pritty Patel-Grosz
    • 1
  • Patrick Georg Grosz
    • 2
  • Sarah Zobel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian StudiesUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian StudiesUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of German StudiesUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface
  • Editors Pritty Patel-Grosz
    Patrick Georg Grosz
    Sarah Zobel
  • Series Title Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Linguist., Phil.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56704-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85978-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56706-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-4662
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-034X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 41 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Semantics
    Philosophy of Language
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