This volume presents studies on pronouns in embedded contexts, and offers fundamental insights into this central area of research. Much of the recent research on pronouns has shown that embedded environments, such as clausal complements of attitude predicates, provide a window into the nature of pronouns. Pronouns in such environments not only exhibit familiar distinctions such as that between bound and referential pronouns; if they refer to the attitude holder, they also participate in a broader range of phenomena, e.g., distinguishing between a de se reading (involving a conscious self-directed belief) and a de re reading (involving an accidental belief about oneself). Topics covered include: the semantics of attitude reports that contain pronominal elements, the semantics of pronominal features and their connection to indexicality, new insights in the connection of pronominal typology and logophoricity or anti-logophoricity, and finally, the localization of embedded pronouns within a bigger picture involving the nature of perspective and the analysis of quasi-pronominal phenomena such as sequence of tense.
Introduction; Pritty Patel-Grosz, Patrick Grosz, and Sarah Zobel.- Direct Variable Binding and Agreement in Obligatory Control; Idan Landau.- Intentional Identity as a Transparency Phenomenon; Daniel Tiskin.- Pronoun Use in Finnish Reported Speech and Free Indirect Discourse: Effects of Logophoricity; Elsi Kaiser.- Demonstrative Pronouns and Propositional Attitudes; Stefan Hinterwimmer and Peter Bosch┼.- Null Pronouns in Russian Embedded Clauses; Philip Shushurin.- Deriving Null, Strong, and Emphatic Pronouns in Romance Pro
-Drop Languages; Peter Herbeck.- Sequence Of Tense: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics; Yael Sharvit