Being me, being you: Pronoun puzzles in modal contexts

  • Ana Arregui

Abstract

In this paper I investigate the interpretation of pronouns in modal contexts. I focus on dream reports, taking Lakoff’s (1972) Brigitte Bardot examples as a starting point. I show that different pronouns behave differently in this context, and propose an analysis that makes use of Percus and Sauerland’s (2003) LF proposal, but is restricted to first person pronouns. I also show that to capture the full range of data, we need put restrictions on the counterpart relations available to individuals in a given context.
Published
2019-08-06
How to Cite
Arregui, A. (2019). Being me, being you: Pronoun puzzles in modal contexts. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 11, 31-45. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2007.v11i0.629