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The Dynamics of a Japanese Reflexive Pronoun

  • Eric McCready
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3609)

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the interpretation of the ‘long-distance reflexive’ zibun. I propose a new way to handle this item designed to account for intersentential binding facts. The account is couched within a version of dynamic semantics enriched with a notion of perspective. In the final part of the paper I show that this approach can be extended to account for intrasententially bound and indexical uses of zibun.

Keywords

Lexical Item Discourse Relation Dynamic Semantic Discourse Referent Phrase Structure Grammar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric McCready
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  1. 1.University of Texas at Austin 

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