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Non-standard Uses of German 1st Person Singular Pronouns

  • Sarah Zobel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6284)

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on a phenomenon concerning the German first person singular pronoun ich which challenges the standard view on the semantics of first person singular pronouns, i.e. that they are always speaker-referential. The presented data shows a non-standard use of first person singular ich which I analyze to have a similar semantics to the German impersonal (generic) pronoun man. The analysis for non-standard ich is shown to be modifiable to also model the deictic use of ich. Finally, I bring up some related problems that merit further investigation.

Keywords

Choice Function Relational Component Emotional Involvement National Team Standard Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Zobel
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  1. 1.Georg-August Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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