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Discovering structure: Person and accessibility

Travis, Catherine; Torres Cacoullos, Rena


We probe grammatical person differences comparing 3sg with 1sg in actual language use, utilizing subject pronoun expression in Spanish. We reconfigure the familiar constraint of accessibility to distinguish between clause linking (prosodic and syntactic connectedness) in coreferential contexts and distance from the previous mention (intervening clauses) in non-coreferential contexts. This refinement reveals that accessibility impacts 1sg earlier than 3sg, for which the pronoun rate rises more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Questioning Theoretical Primitives in Linguistic Inquiry: Papers in honor of Ricardo Otheguy
DOI: 10.1075/sfsl.76.05tra


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