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Poster Presentation for: "(Bound) Pronouns in Competition: Evidence from Romanian Comprehension"

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posted on 2021-05-11, 22:51 authored by Rodica Ivan, Brian Dillon, Kyle Johnson
This poster was presented on 2021 April 8 - 11 at the 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

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We investigate the interpretation of Romanian pronouns 'el/ea (him/her)' and test several assumptions regarding Condition B effects. We find: (i) no clear pressure for locally disjoint reference (contra Levinson, 1987), (ii) no clear pressure for bound variable readings (contra Reinhart, 1983; Reuland, 2011), (iii) evidence of competition between forms: complex reflexives compete with simplex pronouns, and (iv) this competition affects the bound variable interpretation of simplex pronouns.

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