I will begin with a 22-minute documentary film I directed, called ``Within an Eye and an Ear Towards Zazaki" (an Indo-Iranian language), which gives background on the language and the context in which the research was conducted.
I proceed to describing the interpretations of indexical pronouns in embedded speech reports, demonstrating that they can shift their referent to the context-of-utterance (so that the 1st person pronoun in ``Ali said that I am rich" can be bound by ``Ali").
Importantly, there are clausemate restrictions on shifting that obey locality and demand a treatment in terms of an operator that shifts the parameters of evaluation. Comparisons with Amharic, and the theoretical machinery of Schlenker (2003) and von Stechow (2002) will be proposed.A longer abstract is downloadable at:
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