Shklovsky and Sudo (2014) propose a syntactic analysis of Uyghur indexical shift, a process by which embedded indexicals such as the counterparts of you and I are interpreted relative to the reported context, as opposed to the present discourse context. Introducing novel data, I offer an alternative analysis: namely, that there are two distinct types of tensed embedded clause that differ in clause structure, size, and the functional heads present within the structure. I correlate these properties with case, agreement, and indexical shift.
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September 10 2021
Revisiting the Syntax of Monsters in Uyghur
Online Issn: 1530-9150
Print Issn: 0024-3892
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Linguistic Inquiry 1–28.
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Travis Major; Revisiting the Syntax of Monsters in Uyghur. Linguistic Inquiry 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00424
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