Taisuke Nishigauchi: ‘Point of View&rsquo and the Logophoric Anchor
by Taisuke Nishigauchi
The present paper discusses the functional projection ModP, which is
motivated by the point of view (POV). First, we discuss -te
simaw, a POV-sensitive auxiliary V, as a head of this projection.
This projection is present in any clause structure, at least in the
languages discussed here.
The perspective provided by the properties of ModP sheds a new light
on long distance anaphora involving the reflexive in Japanese and many
other languages. The reflexive may be bound by a PRO in SpecModP.
This opens up a gate to long distance anaphora---PRO in SpecModP can
be controlled by the secondary ego in the higher clause,
whose POV is transmitted to the semantic content of the complement
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