Predicting perspectival orientation for appositives

In previous work (Harris & Potts, 2009), we present corpus and experimental evidence indicating that (i) appositives and expressives are generally speaker-oriented — i.e., they are generally intended to convey speaker commitments and generally …

Perspective-shifting with appositives and expressives

Much earlier work claims that appositives and expressives are invariably speaker-oriented. These claims have recently been challenged, most extensively by Amaral et al. (Linguistics and Philosophy 30(6): 707–749, 2007). We are convinced by this new …

Epithets and perspective shift: experimental evidence

University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers: Papers in Pragmatics