Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Bavin, Edith L. and Shopen, Tim (1987)

Abstract

Fieldwork by the authors shows that the inclusive-exclusive distinction in 1pl pronouns in Walpiri is being lost. For the independent pronoun and subject clitic the originally inclusive forms prevail, while for the object clitic the originally exclusive form prevails. In all cases the resulting form has the exclusive meaning. Additionally there is a tendency towards loss of a distinct dual, most pronounced in the object clitics but hardly attested for the independent pronouns.

Bavin&Shopen:1987
authorBavin, Edith L. and Shopen, Tim
year1987
titleInnovations and neutralizations in the Warlpiri pronominal system
entrytypearticle
journalJournal of Linguistics
volume23
pages149-175.

BibTeX

@article{Bavin&Shopen:1987,
    author = {Bavin, Edith L. and Shopen, Tim},
    year = {1987},
    title = {Innovations and neutralizations in the Warlpiri pronominal system},
    journal = {Journal of Linguistics},
    volume = {23},
    pages = {149-175.},
}
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