This paper reviews new data supporting the inclusion of a Speech Act Phrase in the left periphery. Illocutionary and evidential adverbs in English shift orientation from speakers in declarative sentences to addressees in yes-no interrogative sentences. This orientation shift falls out of independently motivated principles: the adverbs contain a logophorically-sensitive PRO subject which is controlled by a syntactic representation of the discourse participants contained in a Speech Act Phrase high in the CP layer. It will be suggested that clause type modulates which discourse participants are available; only speakers are available in declaratives whereas addressees are also available in interrogatives.
|Title of host publication||ConSOLE XXII|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe|
|Editors||Martin Kohlberger, Kate Bellamy, Eleanor Dutton|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
|Event||22nd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe - Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 8 Jan 2014 → 10 Jan 2014
Conference number: XXII
https://sites.google.com/site/consolexxii/ (Link to Conference Website)
|Conference||22nd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe|
|Abbreviated title||ConSOLE 2014|
|Period||8/01/14 → 10/01/14|
Woods, R. (2014). The syntax of orientation shifting: Evidence from English high adverbs. In M. Kohlberger, K. Bellamy, & E. Dutton (Eds.), ConSOLE XXII: Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (pp. 205-230). Leiden University.