Third readings by semantic scope lowering: Prolepsis in Tiwa

  • Virginia Dawson
  • Amy Rose Deal

Abstract

Tiwa (Tibeto-Burman; India) attitude reports allow for proleptic objects, base-generated in the matrix clause but semantically related to a bound pronoun in the embedded clause. Unlike prolepsis in German (Salzmann, 2017b) and Nez Perce (Deal, 2018), which only allow for classic de re readings of the proleptic object, Tiwa prolepsis supports both classic de re and third readings. We provide an analysis that derives third readings via semantic scope lowering, an analytical relative of semantic reconstruction, and consider cross-linguistic implications.
Published
2019-07-24
How to Cite
Dawson, V., & Deal, A. R. (2019). Third readings by semantic scope lowering: Prolepsis in Tiwa. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 23(1), 329-346. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2019.v23i1.536