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Pronouns and Agreement in Telugu Embedded Contexts
Troy Messick
309-319 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


This paper presents novel data from Telugu attitude reports. It shows that de se attitudes in Telugu can be expressed with a third person pronoun that controls first person agreement morphology on the embedded verb. It goes on to show that this agreement shifting is very similar to the phenomenon of pronominal indexical shift found in many languages and proposes a unified analysis of agreement shift and indexical shift building off binding approaches to indexical shifting (von Stechow, 2002, 2003) and approaches to agreement that allow for both interpretable and uninterpretable features (Wechsler & Zlatić, 2000, 2003; Smith, 2015).

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Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Kyeong-min Kim, Pocholo Umbal, Trevor Block, Queenie Chan, Tanie Cheng, Kelli Finney, Mara Katz, Sophie Nickel-Thompson, and Lisa Shorten
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