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The syntax of orientation shifting: Evidence from English high adverbs

Woods, Rebecca (2014) The syntax of orientation shifting: Evidence from English high adverbs. ConSOLE XXII: Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2014, Lisbon)., 22. pp. 205-230. ISSN 1574-499X

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Abstract

This paper reviews new data supporting the inclusion of a Speech Act Phrase in the left periphery. Illocutionary and evidential adverbs in English shift orientation from speakers in declarative sentences to addressees in yes-no interrogative sentences. This orientation shift falls out of independently motivated principles: the adverbs contain a logophorically-sensitive PRO subject which is controlled by a syntactic representation of the discourse participants contained in a Speech Act Phrase high in the CP layer. It will be suggested that clause type modulates which discourse participants are available; only speakers are available in declaratives whereas
addressees are also available in interrogatives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
Depositing User: Rebecca Woods
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 15:09
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2016 03:59
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/26118

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