Research on Language and Computation

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 37–48

Discourse subordination and logophoric binding

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11168-006-9017-8

Cite this article as:
McCready, E. Research Language Computation (2007) 5: 37. doi:10.1007/s11168-006-9017-8


This paper considers intersentential binding of logophoric expressions, using Japanese zibun as a test case. It is shown that such binding is only possible between discourse segments connected by a subordinating discourse relation. A variant of dynamic predicate logic is proposed to analyze these facts.


Logophoricity Dynamic semantics Discourse structure 

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© Springer Science+Business Media 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishAoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan

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