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The topic of indexical shift has, like so many other domains in linguistics, blossomed into a domain showing extensive and unusual variation across languages. One initial goal in this project was to bring an acquisition perspective to the evolving theories early in the process. Initially we began with views derived from Hollebrandse (2000) where the idea was advanced that there is an PoV operator that jointly controls several types of indexicals such as personal pronouns, demonstratives, time and space adverbials.

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The work reported here was done under the grant to Peggy Speas at UMass from NSF Human Frontiers, entitled “Epistemology and Indexicality in Tibetan, English and Navajo”.



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