End of ADS-L Digest - 18 Nov 1995 to 19 Nov 1995 ************************************************ There are 27 messages totalling 719 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Don Nelson puts behind 2. PC Language (15) 3. Monte Christos 4. Third-Rate Romance (4) 5. More on "n* rich" 6. Randy Roberts' e-address (5) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 23:53:02 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Don Nelson puts behind In connection with the Great (Haas/Preston) Debate on clausemate non-reflexives--there's another factor here. At least since G. Lakoff's Pro- nouns and Reference (1968 or so), there has been a recognition that not all nominals coreferential with a clausemate end up reflexive, even optionally. Lakoff's example (one of them, anyway) was "John saw a snake near him/*himself." One variable is whether the second (target) NP is an argument of the verb, as objects are but locatives like 'near NP' aren't. Kuno has an extensive helpful treatment from the point of view of (one brand of) functional syntax in his book of the same name (Functional Syntax, that is, 1987), trying to work out the conditions under which we say "He pulled the coat around him" and those under which we say "...around himself", both of course taken as involving coference between puller and pullee. In this perspective, Coach Nelson's putting his Warrior days behind him (and not behind himself) is fine. Incidentally, one variety of clausemate non-argument non-reflexive was discussed on our list not that long ago: I'm gonna get me a beer. I bought me a new guitar. Get you a copper kettle, get you a copper coil... Of course, justifying the description of these benefactives as non-arguments is another can of worms, one far be it from me to open. --Larry