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(2019-10-26)This dissertation explores the formal flexibility of syntactic categories. The main proposal is that Universal Grammar (UG) only provides templatic guidance for syntactic category formation and organization but leaves many ...
(2020-02-12)This dissertation is about how attitudes de se are encoded in content outside the assertive domain, as well as by expressions which are not really pronouns, such as nouns. First of all, it provides evidence that expressives ...
'Coffee is not coffee at twelve o'clock at night': Exploring the motivations for speaking indirectly (2016-06-30)This thesis presents a detailed theoretical and empirical discussion of indirect speech acts with a focus on off-record indirectness (ORI), a linguistic strategy through which a speaker deliberately conveys to the addressee ...