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By Chris Collins

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Imposters are 3rd individual DPs which are used to consult the speaker/writer or addressee, corresponding to :

(i) Your humble servant reveals the time ahead of our subsequent come upon very long.
(ii) This reporter thinks that the present advancements are extraordinary.
(iii) Daddy might be again sooner than too long.
(iv) The current author unearths the good judgment of the answer faulty.

This quantity explores verbal and pronominal contract with imposters from a cross-linguistic viewpoint. The critical questions for any given language are: (a) How do singular and plural imposters trust the verb? (b) while a pronoun has an imposter antecedent, what are the phi-features of the pronoun? the quantity finds a amazing measure of edition within the solutions to those questions, but in addition unearths a few underlying generalizations. The contributions describe imposters in Bangla, Spanish, Albanian, Indonesian, Italian, French, Romanian, Mandarin and Icelandic.

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