An Experimental Investigation of the Binding Options of Demonstrative Pronouns
AbstractThis paper discusses three reading time studies which, first, provide empirical evidence for the claim made by Hinterwimmer (2015) that German demonstrative pronouns can in principle be bound under c-command as long as their binders are not grammatical subjects (Experiments 1 – 3). Second, Experiment 3, which compares demonstrative and personal pronouns, shows that demonstrative pronouns can not only be used in binding configurations in order to avoid ambiguity (as claimed in Patel-Grosz and Grosz, to appear). Rather, sentences containing them are processed as easily as ones containing personal pronouns, provided that the respective binders are direct or indirect objects.
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Hinterwimmer, S., & Brocher, A. (1). An Experimental Investigation of the Binding Options of Demonstrative Pronouns. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 20, 46-60. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/267
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