Anaphoric islands

Postings on anaphoric islands:

AZ,10/20/07: More fun with VPE:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/myl/languagelog/archives/005043.html
history of the Anaphoric Island Constraint

10/16/09: Ellipsis on an island:

Ellipsis on an island


“They cleared me for practice that Thursday. I probably shouldn’t have.”

4/23/11: Porn name up for grabs:

Porn name up for grabs


“Tony Buff (who is both buff and in the buff) and Brandon Bangs (who does)”

4/17/12: Anaphora in the park:

Anaphora in the park


“If your DOG / does a POO / Please put it / In a litter bin.”

7/21/12: The sound in your head:

The sound in your head


reference to: Ward, Gregory; Richard Sproat; & Gail McKoon. 1991. A pragmatic analysis of so-called anaphoric islands. Lg 67.3.439-74.

8/11/12: Proper anaphoric islands:

Proper anaphoric islands


“the U.S.S. Wisconsin – which just happens to be Ryan’s home state”

5/12/15: Anaphora “into” the word French:
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/12/anaphora-into-the-word-french/
“And French poets, of whom I published a volume of translations last year. Had I not received a Fulbright and gone to live there for some years…”

5/27/15: Double anaphoric difficulties:
http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/05/27/double-anaphoric-difficulties/
“Despite being one of the world’s leading oil producers, Nigerians have lined up miserably at gas stations”

5/9/16: Escorts, rentboys, male hustlers:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/09/escorts-rentboys-male-hustlers/
“I never escorted nor hired one”

5/18/16: VPEway over the line:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/18/vpe-way-over-the-line/
relation of VPE exx. to anaphoric islands

8/20/18: Anaphora into proper names:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/08/20/anaphora-into-proper-names/
““Margaritaville” was playing over the sound system, so she ordered one.”
proper anaphoric islands as puns

12/11/18: Smoke from an island:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/11/smoke-from-an-island/
analysis of “I don’t think that non-smokers should have to put up with people who do”; announcement of a Page of examples

12/12/18: Prosthetics on an anaphoric island:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/12/prosthetics-on-an-anaphoric-island/
analysis of a complex playful example from the Economist

1/18/19: Playful anaphoric islanding:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/01/18/playful-anaphoric-islanding/
playful example

6/14/20: Annals of the AIC: the African American vote:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/14/annals-of-the-aic-the-african-american-vote/
example from Ali Velshi on MSNBC

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