The Paradigmatic Structure of Person Marking

The Paradigmatic Structure of Person Marking

by Michael Cysouw

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ISBN-13: 9780199554263
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/28/2009
Series: Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory Series
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Cysouw is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin and affiliated to the Department of English at the Free University of Berlin. This book is a revised version of his doctoral dissertation, which was written at the Department of General Linguistics of the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The Association for Linguistic Typology prized this dissertation with its 2001 junior award.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Objective, definitions, method and some history
Part One: Person marking
2. One among the crowd: The marking of singular participants
3. Group marking: Redefining plurality in the pronominal domain
Part Two: Paradigmatic structure
4. The diversity of the core: A survey of patterns of singular and group marking
5. Compound pronouns: Other person categories disqualified
Part Three: Number incorporated
6. Cardinality: Redefining number in the pronominal domain
7. The diversity of restricted groups: A survey of dual person marking
Part Four: Cognate paradigms
8. Connecting paradigms: Person paradigms through time and space
9. Cognate paradigms revisited: Connecting the dual
10. Conclusion

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