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 clause.

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