INVESTIGADORES
GARCIA adolfo Martin
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
The myth of the Overt Pronoun Constraint in Spanish
Autor/es:
CARLOS GELORMINI LEZAMA, DAVID HUEPE, EDUAR HERRERA, TIMOTHY W. BOITEAU, MARGHERITA MELLONI, FACUNDO MANES, ADOLFO M. GARCÍA, AGUSTÍN IBÁÑEZ
Lugar:
Columbia
Reunión:
Conferencia; 26th Annual CUNY Conference of Human Sentence Processing; 2013
Institución organizadora:
CUNY
Resumen:
The Overt Pronoun Constraint (OPC) states that, in null subject languages, overt pronouns subjects of embedded clauses cannot be bound by wh- or quantifier antecedents (Montalbetti, 1984). In a Spanish question such as ¿quién cree que él va a ganar? [who thinks that he will win?], the overt pronoun él [he] can only be anaphoric: it must refer to someone mentioned earlier in the discourse. The bound reading (who thinks of himself as a possible winner?) is not available. Similarly, in cada estudiante cree que él va a ganar [each student thinks that he will win] the overt pronoun él [he] must be anaphoric. The bound interpretation (each student thinks of himself as a possible winner) is not available. The OPC has for decades been used to show that L1 and L2 grammars are UG constrained: if the OPC is not taught nor transferred from the L1, then it must be a universal principle. OPC obedience in L1 has been taken for granted