Indexicality and De Se Reports

  title={Indexicality and De Se Reports},
  author={Philippe Schlenker},
or introduced by an attitude operator, there could in principle be further syntactic constraints on the relation between a De Se pronoun and its antecedent. Percus & Sauerland (2003b) claim that such constraints exist in dream reports, as in (48): (48) a. John dreamed that he was marrying his granddaughter. b. John dreamed that his granddaughter was marrying him. They argue on the basis of intricate scenarios that if he is read De Re in (48)a, his must be read De Re as well; by contrast, even… CONTINUE READING