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Imposters A Study of Pronominal Agreement

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ISBN-10: 0262016885

ISBN-13: 9780262016889

Edition: 2012

Authors: Chris Collins, Paul M. Postal

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Description:

Normally, a speaker uses a first person singular pronoun (in English, I, me, mine, myself) to refer to himself or herself. To refer to a single addressee, a speaker uses second person pronouns ( you, yours, yourself). But sometimes third person nonpronominal DPs are used to refer to the speaker--for example, this reporter, yours truly--or to the addressee-- my lord, the baroness, Madam ( Is Madam not feeling well?). Chris Collins and Paul Postal refer to these DPs as imposters because their third person exterior hides a first or second person core.In this book they study the interactions of imposters with a range of grammatical phenomena, including pronominal agreement, coordinate…    
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Book details

List price: $8.75
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Chris Collins is Professor of Linguistics at New York University.