Two types of pronouns and variable binding

@article{Noguchi1997TwoTO,
  title={Two types of pronouns and variable binding},
  author={Tohru Noguchi},
  journal={Language},
  year={1997},
  volume={73},
  pages={770 - 797}
}
  • T. Noguchi
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Linguistics, Philosophy
  • Language
It is well known that personal pronouns in Japanese such as kare 'he' and kanozyo 'she', unlike their English counterparts, cannot be construed as bound variables in logical form. The purpose of this article is to argue that this cross-linguistic difference is due to the difference in syntactic categories. English personal pronouns are determiners (Postal 1969), exemplifying what will be referred to as D-PRONOUNS , and can be construed as bound variables, whereas Japanese personal pronouns are… 
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