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Ljudmila Geist

can be salvaged by explicitly marking it with a quasi-determiner odin “one” or the indefi nite pronoun kakoj-to “some”, cf. (6a). Odin as the reduced form of the numeral is indicated in the translation as one R . Another possibility to save the indefi nite reading of the subject is to put it into the

Klaus Von Heusinger and Elsi Kaiser

-continuation experiments. Experiment 1 (interpretation) investigated how participants interpret pronouns following mini-dialogues with contrastively focused subjects or objects. Experiment 2 (production) used the same mini-dialogues but now participants were able to freely choose what referring expression to use in their

Marga Reimer

attributed mental state highlights the mind-reading ability of the subject. To see this, suppose that A makes the specified attributions all the while knowing that (unbeknownst to both B and C) D is not undergoing tenure review, as he has accepted a tenured position elsewhere. The fact that A is able to

Xavier Villalba and Laia Mayol

remarked that, leaving aside the presence of a right-detached element, neither a resumptive pronoun nor a comma were always present. The most obvious case was that of right-dislocated subjects, which lack resumptive pronoun, for Catalan lacks subject clitics (leaving aside the case of indefinite subjects

David Holdcroft

This is a thoughtful and thought provoking introduction. Whilst it covers a lot of ground, its subject is restricted to meaning in language, “what can be called a ‘narrow’ or context-less semantics” (2012: 14). But at the same time the intention is to open a window on to issues of language use

Agnieszka Solska and Arkadiusz Rojczyk

be treated as a transitive verb followed by the object noun phrase the deer or as an intransitive verb followed by the noun phrase the deer , acting as the subject of the main clause. In (3), the word old can be interpreted as an adjective premodifying the head noun in a noun phrase or as the

Topic-Continuity and Topic-Shift Effects in Spanish Discourse

A Comparative Analysis of Referring Expressions

Iker Zulaica-Hernández

demonstratives occupy a lower position in terms of cognitive accessibility (i.e. merely activated) whereas personal pronouns mark their referents as highly-accessible (i.e. in focus). From a purely syntactic point of view, the preverbal subject of a sentence is commonly assumed to be the most prominent syntactic

Russophobia in DotA 2

A critical discursive analysis of online discrimination

Albin Wagener

-Mougnibas (2009: 108), in order to take this fundamental link into the account for the present discursive analysis: Discursivity cannot be separated from interdiscursivity, which defines the subject as a subjectivity built by socio-ideological (social roles) as well as generic (enunciative roles) co

wish to consider purchasing the whole collection or subject-specifi c collections. International Review of Pragmatics 1 (2009) i–ii © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/187731009X12569983968927 brill.nl/irp Contents of Volume 1 Volume 1, No. 1 Editorial Note 1–2 Articles WJ-40

Jeanette Gundel

syntactically prominent position in the immediately preceding sen- tence can be assumed to be in focus (see Kaiser, 2010, for an excellent summary of this research). Th us, for example, the fact that entities introduced in subject position can be assumed to be in focus of attention is an automatic conse- quence