This paper investigates the properties of the Tense/Person correlation, found in finite clauses in inflectional languages. The proposal is that the T/P correlation is a syntactic device employed to convey Displaced Reference, a fundamental property of human language. In particular, it is proposed that the Person feature is the one able to relate the sentence, with its Tense, to the speech event, signaling coincidence or non coincidence with. Support for this idea is mainly found in Imperative clauses. it.

Placed, non-placed and anaphorically placed expressions

Di Domenico, Elisa
2004

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This paper investigates the properties of the Tense/Person correlation, found in finite clauses in inflectional languages. The proposal is that the T/P correlation is a syntactic device employed to convey Displaced Reference, a fundamental property of human language. In particular, it is proposed that the Person feature is the one able to relate the sentence, with its Tense, to the speech event, signaling coincidence or non coincidence with. Support for this idea is mainly found in Imperative clauses. it.
Person, Tense, Displaced Reference, Imperative Clauses, Placement Layer
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