long-distance anaphors in English?
Frederick J Newmeyer
fjn at u.washington.edu
Wed Oct 12 09:46:33 UTC 2011
My intuitions tell me that the following sentence would never occur in English discourse, unless the final reflexive is stressed:
* Mary hopes that John will nominate herself.
OK Mary hopes that John will nominate HERSELF.
Does anybody know of any corpus-based studies that would uphold (or refute) my intuitions?
Frederick J. Newmeyer
Chercheur, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, U of British Columbia and Simon Fraser U
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