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ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement$
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Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016889

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.001.0001

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Irreplaceable Pronominals

Irreplaceable Pronominals

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(p.201) 16 Irreplaceable Pronominals
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Imposters
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Chris Collins

Paul M. Postal

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0016

An imposter or camouflage determiner phrase having the same ultimate antecedent may replace the grammatical instance of a pronominal without loss of grammaticality. Many pronominals cannot be replaced in this way, however. In general, imposters other than number 1 cannot occur in positions where a reflexive pronoun is expected. This chapter focuses on irreplaceable pronominals and discusses reflexives, inherently reflexive verbs, and resumptive pronouns.

Keywords:   determiner phrase, pronominals, imposters, reflexives, reflexive verbs, resumptive pronouns

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