In this essay reflexivity is understood broadly, in line with Derrida's "expansion of the concept of the text," to include print and electronic texts and all details construable
as "enunciatory" or as matters of "discours," in the terminology of Emile Benveniste.
Here is a novelist offering you an image that seems not only familiar, but easily construable
as well, at least to begin with, like the man in Beckett's Watt walking from the rail station with a chamber pot on his head.
If so, apparently discontinuous complements of adjectives in cases like (62) and (63) would not be counterexamples to the present theory at all, just PPs that, although introduced by prepositions that would allow them to be complements of the adjectives, are alternatively construable
in certain contexts as modifiers of higher projections.
29) In Davidson, likewise, the argument works out as a doctrine of direct realism which allows us to "re-establish unmediated touch with the familiar objects whose antics make our sentences and opinions true or false," joined to an all-purpose principle of charity according to which we have no choice but to interpret other people's sayings and beliefs on the assumption that they must be counted right in most matters, and hence sufficiently in agreement with us for those sayings and beliefs to be rationally construable
In (41a), the object the book is construable from the discourse and therefore deaccented (e.
Consider the following examples of the DOC, in which the primary object is construable from the context and the secondary object is F-marked.
An object quantifier can bind a pronoun contained within a subject only if the latter is narrowly focused and the object is construable
from the context.
This `move' schema may be integrated into a scene that is construable
as an eventuality that happens spontaneously without the intervention of an external agent.
We will assume that presentational focus is pragmatically defined as an utterance that is not contextually construable
(Rochemont 1986), or not discourse-linked (D-linked) (Pesetsky 1987), and that allows a maximal projection of the focus feature.