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  1. Jacolien Rij, Hedderik Rijn & Petra Hendriks (2013). How WM Load Influences Linguistic Processing in Adults: A Computational Model of Pronoun Interpretation in Discourse. Topics in Cognitive Science 5 (3):564-580.score: 14.0
    This paper presents a study of the effect of working memory load on the interpretation of pronouns in different discourse contexts: stories with and without a topic shift. We discuss a computational model (in ACT-R, Anderson, 2007) to explain how referring expressions are acquired and used. On the basis of simulations of this model, it is predicted that WM constraints only affect adults' pronoun resolution in stories with a topic shift, but not in stories without a topic shift. This (...)
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  2. H. W. Noonan (2012). Personal Pronoun Revisionism - Asking the Right Question. Analysis 72 (2):316-318.score: 12.0
    Personal pronoun revisionism (so-called by Olson, E. 2007. What are We? A Study in Personal Ontology. Oxford: Oxford University Press) is a response to the problem of the thinking animal on behalf of the neo-Lockean theorist. Many worry about this response. The worry rests on asking the wrong question, namely: how can two thinkers that are so alike differ in this way in their cognitive capacities? This is the wrong question because they don't. The right question is: how can (...)
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  3. Chuansheng He (2013). E-Type Interpretation Without E-Type Pronoun: How Peirce's Graphs Capture the Uniqueness Implication of Donkey Pronouns in Discourse Anaphora. Synthese:1-20.score: 12.0
    In this essay, we propose that Peirce’s Existential Graphs can derive the desired uniqueness implication (or in a weaker claim, the definite description readings) of donkey pronouns in conjunctive discourse (A man walks in the park. He whistles), without postulating a separate category of E-type pronouns.
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  4. Rick Nouwen (2007). On Dependent Pronouns and Dynamic Semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 36 (2):123 - 154.score: 12.0
    Within natural language semantics, pronouns are often thought to correspond to variables whose values are contributed by contextual assignment functions. This paper concerns the application of this idea to cases where the antecedent of a pronoun is a plural quantifiers. The paper discusses the modelling of accessibility patterns of quantifier antecedents in a dynamic theory of interpretation. The goal is to reach a semantics of quantificational dependency which yields a fully semantic notion of pronominal accessibility. I argue that certain (...)
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  5. J. Lambek (2007). From Word to Sentence: A Pregroup Analysis of the Object Pronoun Who ( M ). [REVIEW] Journal of Logic, Language and Information 16 (3):303-323.score: 12.0
    We explore a computational algebraic approach to grammar via pregroups, that is, partially ordered monoids in which each element has both a left and a right adjoint. Grammatical judgements are formed with the help of calculations on types. These are elements of the free pregroup generated by a partially ordered set of basic types, which are assigned to words, here of English. We concentrate on the object pronoun who(m).
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  6. José Luis Bermudez (2002). Domain-Generality and the Relative Pronoun. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):676-677.score: 12.0
    The hypothesis in the target paper is that the cognitive function of language lies in making possible the integration of different types of domain-specific information. The case for this hypothesis must consist, at least in part, of a constructive proposal as to what feature or features of natural language allows this integration to take place. This commentary suggests that the vital linguistic element is the relative pronoun and the possibility it affords of forming relative clauses.
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  7. Kumiko Fukumura & Roger P. G. van Gompel (2012). Producing Pronouns and Definite Noun Phrases: Do Speakers Use the Addressee's Discourse Model? Cognitive Science 36 (7):1289-1311.score: 12.0
    We report two experiments that investigated the widely held assumption that speakers use the addressee’s discourse model when choosing referring expressions (e.g., Ariel, 1990; Chafe, 1994; Givón, 1983; Prince, 1985), by manipulating whether the addressee could hear the immediately preceding linguistic context. Experiment 1 showed that speakers increased pronoun use (and decreased noun phrase use) when the referent was mentioned in the immediately preceding sentence compared to when it was not, even though the addressee did not hear the preceding (...)
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  8. Arvid Båve (2009). Why is a Truth-Predicate Like a Pronoun? Philosophical Studies 145 (2):297 - 310.score: 10.0
    I begin with an exposition of the two main variants of the Prosentential Theory of Truth (PT), those of Dorothy Grover et al. and Robert Brandom. Three main types of criticisms are then put forward: (1) material criticisms to the effect that (PT) does not adequately explain the linguistic data, (2) an objection to the effect that no variant of (PT) gives a properly unified account of the various occurrences of "true" in English, and, most importantly, (3) a charge that (...)
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  9. Francesco D'Introno, Full and Null Pronouns in Spanish: The Zero Pronoun Hypothesis.score: 10.0
    Montalbetti (1984) points out certain semantic differences between phonetically full and phonetically empty pronouns (henceforth full and n u l l pronouns) that challenge the traditional interpretive parallelism between empty and full categories (see Chomsky 1981, 1982). He shows that both in subject (1) and object position (2), while null pronouns can be interpreted as bound variables (as in (1a) and (2a) ), full pronouns cannot (as in (1c) and (2c)).
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  10. Harold W. Noonan (2010). The Thinking Animal Problem and Personal Pronoun Revisionism. Analysis 70 (1):93-98.score: 9.0
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  11. Alasdair MacIntyre (1983). The Magic in the Pronoun "My":Moral Luck. Bernard Williams. Ethics 94 (1):113-.score: 9.0
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  12. Hiroshi Kojima (1998). On the Semantic Duplicity of the First Person Pronoun “I”. Continental Philosophy Review 31 (3):307-320.score: 9.0
  13. Avrum Stroll (1963). The Paradox of the First Person Singular Pronoun. Inquiry 6 (1-4):217 – 233.score: 9.0
    The author attempts to provide a characterization of statements which will avoid the twin perils of identifying them with sentences per se or with such non?observable entities as ?propositions?, ?meanings? etc. In providing a positive account of the sorts of things statements are, he distinguishes between the utterances of sentences, and. sentences per se, and maintains that statements are to be identified with those utterances made in certain kinds of circumstances. In the light of this analysis, it is then argued (...)
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  14. Christopher Heath Wellman (2000). Relational Facts in Liberal Political Theory: Is There Magic in the Pronoun 'My'? Ethics 110 (3):537-562.score: 9.0
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  15. Zhan Shi, Aibao Zhou, Wei Han & Peiru Liu (2011). Effects of Ownership Expressed by the First-Person Possessive Pronoun. Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3):951-955.score: 9.0
  16. Susan Mendus (2003). The Magic in the Pronoun My. In Matt Matravers (ed.), Scanlon and Contractualism. Frank Cass. 33-52.score: 9.0
    In What We Owe to Each Other, T.M. Scanlon says that any acceptable moral teory must answer what he calls the priority question: the question of why moral value should takes priority over other values, such as the values of love and friendship. In this essay I discuss Scanlon's answer to the priority question and contrast it with the answer offered by Christine Korsgaard in Sources of Normativity. I argue that each account contains important insights but that neither is completely (...)
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  17. C. W. van Staden (2002). Linguistic Markers of Recovery: Theoretical Underpinnings of First Person Pronoun Usage and Semantic Positions of Patients. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 9 (2):105-121.score: 9.0
  18. Michael J. White (1979). The First Person Pronoun: A Reply to Anscombe and Clarke. Analysis 39 (3):120 - 123.score: 9.0
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  19. Min-Joo Kim (2007). Formal Linking in Internally Headed Relatives. Natural Language Semantics 15 (4):279-315.score: 9.0
    This paper aims to clarify and resolve issues surrounding the so-called formal linking problem in interpreting the Internally Headed Relative Clause construction in Korean and Japanese, a problem that has been identified in recent E-type pronominal treatments of the construction (e.g., Hoshi, K. (1995). Structural and interpretive aspects of head-internal and head-external relative clauses. PhD dissertation, University of Rochester; Shimoyama, J. (2001). Wh-constructions in Japanese. PhD dissertation, University of Massachusetts at Amherst). In the literature, this problem refers to the difficulty (...)
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  20. Patrick Suppes (2002). Linguistic Markers of Recovery: Underpinnings of First Person Pronoun Usage and Semantic Positions of Patients. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 9 (2):127-129.score: 9.0
  21. Hans Johann Glock & P. M. S. Hacker, Reference and the First Person Pronoun.score: 9.0
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  22. Catherine Garvey, Alfonso Caramazza & Jack Yates (1974). Factors Influencing Assignment of Pronoun Antecedents. Cognition 3 (3):227-243.score: 9.0
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  23. Gaëtanelle Gilquin & George M. Jacobs (2006). Elephants Who Marry Mice Are Very Unusual: The Use of the Relative Pronoun Who with Nonhuman Animals. Society and Animals 14 (1):79-105.score: 9.0
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  24. Ellen H. Grober, William Beardsley & Alfonso Caramazza (1978). Parallel Function Strategy in Pronoun Assignment. Cognition 6 (2):117-133.score: 9.0
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  25. Alasdair MacIntyre (1983). Review: The Magic in the Pronoun "My". [REVIEW] Ethics 94 (1):113 - 125.score: 9.0
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  26. A. C. Moorhouse & W. F. Bakker (1976). Pronomen Abundans and Pronomen Coniunctum: A Contribution to the History of the Resumptive Pronoun Within the Relative Clause in Greek. Journal of Hellenic Studies 96:203.score: 9.0
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  27. John S. Robertson & Jeffrey S. Turley (2003). A Peircean Analysis of the American-Spanish Clitic Pronoun System. Semiotica 2003 (145).score: 9.0
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  28. Masha Vassilieva & Richard K. Larson (2005). The Semantics of the Plural Pronoun Construction. Natural Language Semantics 13 (2):101-124.score: 9.0
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  29. J. Arnold (2000). The Rapid Use of Gender Information: Evidence of the Time Course of Pronoun Resolution From Eyetracking. Cognition 76 (1):B13-B26.score: 9.0
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  30. Harry E. Blanchard (1987). The Effects of Pronoun Processing on Information Utilization During Fixations in Reading. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (3):171-174.score: 9.0
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  31. P. C. Gordon (1992). Pronominalization and Discourse Coherence, Discourse Structure, and Pronoun Interpretation. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 30 (6):486-486.score: 9.0
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  32. Anke Hammer, Bernadette Jansma, Claus Tempelmann & Thomas F. Münte (2011). Neural Mechanisms of Anaphoric Reference Revealed by fMRI. Frontiers in Psychology 2.score: 9.0
    Pronouns are bound to their antecedents by matching syntactic and semantic information. The aim of this functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) study was to localize syntactic and semantic information retrieval and integration during pronoun resolution. Especially we investigated their possible interaction with verbal working memory manipulated by distance between antecedent and pronoun. We disentangled biological and syntactic gender information using German sentences about persons (biological/syntactic gender) or things (syntactic gender) followed by congruent or incongruent pronouns. Increasing the distance between (...)
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  33. Petra Hendriks, Coherent Discourse Solves the Pronoun Interpretation Problem.score: 9.0
     
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  34. Gaëtanelle Gilquin & George Jacobs (2006). Elephants Who Marry Mice Are Very Unusual: The Use of the Relative Pronoun Who with Nonhuman Animals. Society and Animals 14 (1):79-105.score: 9.0
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  35. A. C. Moorhouse (1992). Roger D. Woodard: On Interpreting Morphological Change: The Greek Reflexive Pronoun. Pp. Viii + 134. Amsterdam: J. C. Gieben, 1990. Paper, Fl. 60. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 42 (01):213-214.score: 9.0
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  36. J. B. Poynton (1926). The Position of the Possessive Pronoun in Cicero's Orations. (A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the Graduate College of the State University of Iowa.) By Edgar Allen Menk. Pp. 71. Grand Forks, North Dakota: Normanden Publishing Company, 1925. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 40 (06):219-.score: 9.0
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  37. Tomis Kapitan (2006). Indexicality and Self-Awareness. In Uriah Kriegel & Kenneth Williford (eds.), Self-Representational Approaches to Consciousness. MIT Press. 379--408.score: 7.0
    Self-awareness is commonly expressed by means of indexical expressions, primarily, first- person pronouns like.
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  38. Edward Jeremiah (2012). The Emergence of Reflexivity in Greek Language and Thought: From Homer to Plato and Beyond. Brill.score: 7.0
    This thesis investigates reflexivity in ancient Greek literature and philosophy from Homer to Plato. It contends that ancient Greek culture developed a notion of personhood that was characteristically reflexive, and that this was linked to a linguistic development of specialized reflexive pronouns, which are the words for 'self'.
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  39. Jose Luis Bermudez (1998). The Paradox of Self-Consciousness. MIT Press.score: 6.0
  40. Eric Swanson, Pronouns and Complex Demonstratives.score: 6.0
    Until recently it was standard to think that all demonstratives are directly referential. This assumption has played important roles in work on perception, reference, mental content, and the nature of propositions. But Jeff King claims that demonstratives with a nominal complement (like ‘that dog’) are quantifiers, largely because there are cases in which the semantic value of such a “complex demonstrative” is not simply an object (2001). Although I agree with King that such cases preclude a directly referential, Kaplanian semantics (...)
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  41. Eros Corazza (2002). `She' and `He': Politically Correct Pronouns. Philosophical Studies 111 (2):173 - 196.score: 6.0
    It is argued that the pronouns `she' and `he' are disguised complexdemonstratives of the form `that female/male'. Three theories ofcomplex demonstratives are examined and shown to be committed to theview that `s/he' turns out to be an empty term when used to refer toa hermaphrodite. A fourth theory of complex demonstratives, one thatis hermaphrodite friendly, is proposed. It maintains that complexdemonstratives such as `that female/male' and the pronoun `s/he' can succeed in referring to someone independently of his or her (...)
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  42. Kyle Johnson, Pronouns Vs. Definite Descriptions.score: 6.0
    This paper looks at an approach to Principle C in which the disjoint reference effect triggered by definite description arises because there is a preference for using bound pronouns in those cases. Philippe Schlenker has linked this approach to the idea that the NP part of a definite description should be the most minimal in content relative to a certain communicative goal. On a popular view about what the syntax and semantics of a personal pronoun is, that should have (...)
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  43. H. Wind Cowles, Matthew Walenski & Robert Kluender (2007). Linguistic and Cognitive Prominence in Anaphor Resolution: Topic, Contrastive Focus and Pronouns. Topoi 26 (1):3-18.score: 6.0
    This paper examines the role that linguistic and cognitive prominence play in the resolution of anaphor–antecedent relationships. In two experiments, we found that pronouns are immediately sensitive to the cognitive prominence of potential antecedents when other antecedent selection cues are uninformative. In experiment 1, results suggest that despite their theoretical dissimilarities, topic and contrastive focus both serve to enhance cognitive prominence. Results from experiment 2 suggest that the contrastive prosody appropriate for focus constructions may also play an important role in (...)
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  44. Ash Asudeh (2005). Relational Nouns, Pronouns, and Resumption. Linguistics and Philosophy 28 (4):375 - 446.score: 6.0
    This paper presents a variable-free analysis of relational nouns in Glue Semantics, within a Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) architecture. Relational nouns and resumptive pronouns are bound using the usual binding mechanisms of LFG. Special attention is paid to the bound readings of relational nouns, how these interact with genitives and obliques, and their behaviour with respect to scope, crossover and reconstruction. I consider a puzzle that arises regarding relational nouns and resumptive pronouns, given that relational nouns can have bound readings (...)
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  45. Francis Cornish (1986). Anaphoric Pronouns: Under Linguistic Control or Signalling Particular Discourse Representations? Journal of Semantics 5 (3):233-260.score: 6.0
    The article is a contribution to the debate between Tasmowski & Verluyten (1982, 1985) and Bosch (1983, 1984, 1987) as to how the form as well as the interpretation of anaphoric pronouns is determined. TV rightly criticize B's tests as to whether a particular third-person pronoun is functioning semantico-syntactically or referential-anaphorically; however, their examples and arguments do not warrant the conclusion that there is no substantive distinction to be drawn between the two types of pronoun use. Many of (...)
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  46. Florian Schwarz (2012). Situation Pronouns in Determiner Phrases. Natural Language Semantics 20 (4):431-475.score: 6.0
    It is commonly argued that natural language has the expressive power of quantifying over intensional entities, such as times, worlds, or situations. A standard way of modelling this assumes that there are unpronounced but syntactically represented variables of the corresponding type. Not all that much as has been said, however, about the exact syntactic location of these variables. Meanwhile, recent work has highlighted a number of problems that arise because the interpretive options for situation pronouns seem to be subject to (...)
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  47. Liliane Tasmowski-De Ryck & S. Paul Verluyten (1982). Linguistic Control of Pronouns. Journal of Semantics 1 (3-4):323-346.score: 6.0
    We argue against the claim put forward by Lasnik (1976) that pronouns are, in all cases, pragmatically controlled, i.e. that they directly refer to objects or situations in the world. In fact, the generalization we defend is exactly the opposite: all pronouns are linguistically controlled, i.e. they have a linguistic antecedent in all cases. Even in those instances where no antecedent is present in uttered discourse, the necessity of postulating such an antecedent, and the possibility of identifying it, can be (...)
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  48. Peter Bosch (1986). Pronouns Under Control? Journal of Semantics 5 (1):65-78.score: 6.0
    Liliane Tasmowski and Paul Verluyten have recently expressed their misgivings about a proposal for a distinction between syntactically and referentially functioning anaphoric pronouns that was put forth in Bosch (1980, 1983) and have re-emphasized their ideas towards a uniform treatment of anaphoric pronouns, as originally published in Tasmowski and Verluyten (1982). In the following pages I shall point out some limitations of the uniform pronoun treatment Tasmowski and Verluyten have in mind and I shall propose some amendments and extensions (...)
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  49. H. M. Cartwright (2000). A Note on Plural Pronouns. Synthese 123 (2):227 - 246.score: 6.0
    Gareth Evans'' proposal, as amended by Steven Neale –that a definite pronoun with a quantifiedantecedent that does not bind it has the sense ofa definite description – has been challenged inthe singular case by appeal to counter-examplesinvolving failure of the uniqueness condition forthe legitimacy of a singular description. Thischallenge is here extended to the plural.Counter-examples are provided by cases in which aplural description `the Fs'' does not denote,despite the propriety of the use of `they'' or`them'' it is to replace, (...)
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  50. Pauline Jacobson (2000). Paycheck Pronouns, Bach-Peters Sentences, and Variable-Free Semantics. Natural Language Semantics 8 (2):77-155.score: 6.0
    This paper argues for the hypothesis of direct compositionality (as in, e.g., Montague 1974), according to which the combinatory syntactic rules specify a set of well-formed expressions while the semantic combinatory rules work in tandem to directly supply a model-theoretic interpretation to each expression as it is "built" in the syntax. (This thus obviates the need for any level like LF and, concomitantly, for any rules mapping surface structures to such a level.) I focus here on one related group of (...)
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