Paper: The Semantics And Syntax Of Russian Pronominal Structure: A Feature Breakdown

ACL ID C88-2145
Title The Semantics And Syntax Of Russian Pronominal Structure: A Feature Breakdown
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

Elaborating one of the points of his Coling ~onn 1986 paper, the author discusses prononfn~lity, which is due to a special semantic stratum, singula- tire identifieational deixis. Personal, reflexive and interrogative pronouns have additional trans- n[issional deictic markings, but singulative identi- ficational pronominality alone has a direct anaphorie effect and tends to reinforce syntactically. This,explains, for instance, German sich selbst. i. In several publications of mine /van Schoo- ncveld 1982/, /idem forthcoming-A/, /idem forth- c~ning-C/ ]i have had occasion to mention in passing the specia] nature of pronouns. Pronouns have their own type of deixis. 2. Deixis is traditionally used for the type of meaning which results from the once-occurring speech act, Sauss~e' s parole, bei...