Demonstratives as dimension shifters

  • Christian Ebert
  • Cornelia Ebert
  • Robin Hörnig


Drawing on earlier work by Ebert and Ebert (2014), we argue that co-speech gestures contribute non-at-issue information by default (cf. Schlenker, 2018), flesh out their proposal that gestural content can be shifted via demonstratives (i.e. demonstratives function as dimension shifters from the non-at-issue to the at-issue dimension), and present experimental validation for this claim.
How to Cite
Ebert, C., Ebert, C., & Hörnig, R. (2020). Demonstratives as dimension shifters. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 24(1), 161-178.