Between pronouns and R-expressions: Pronoun-like lexical noun phrases

Citation:

Kučerová, Ivona, and Adam Szczegielniak. In Press. “Between pronouns and R-expressions: Pronoun-like lexical noun phrases.” Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue Canadienne De Linguistique. Copy at https://tinyurl.com/yd9g4yfc
Between pronouns and R-expressions: Pronoun-like lexical noun phrases

Date Published:

2022

Abstract:

We discuss an empirical study that suggests a finer categorization of
pronouns versus lexical noun phrases in terms of their feature valuation.
We argue that not all lexical noun phrases have their φ -features valued
from the lexicon. By investigating Polish politeness markers, we
demonstrate that certain noun phrases can have their features
(specifically, the person feature) valued in a manner parallel to feature
valuation in free pronouns. The proposal thus refines our understanding
of the categorical distinction between different types of nominals, and
suggests that in addition to known morphological and syntactic variation
in the domain of pronouns and lexical noun phrases there is a more finetuned
classification of feature valuation types.

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