The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Syntax Square 9/25 - Alexander Podobryaev

Speaker: Alexander Podobryaev
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept 25, 1-2p
Room: 32-D461

I will discuss “Imposters”, a recent book by Chris Collins and Paul Postal about expressions referring to the speaker or the hearer that nonetheless seem to have 3rd person features (“yours truly”, “the present author”, “your highness” etc.). The presentation will focus on ways in which this book should or shouldn’t change our general understanding of syntax and semantics of phi-features.