Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Heath, Jeffrey (1991)

Abstract

(= Surrey 44) Person/number agreement markers on transitive verbs in Australian languages are frequently morphologically aberrant when the arguments are 1st person and 2nd person. This is attributed to a social-pragmatic taboo on a transitive relationship between speech-act participants. Among the strategies employed are the neutralization of number and the neutralization of person, or the substitution of the markers for different persons.

Heath:1991
authorHeath, Jeffrey
year1991
titlePragmatic disguise in pronominal-affix paradigms
entrytypeincollection
editorPlank, F.
booktitleParadigms: The Economy of Inflection
addressBerlin
publisherMouton de Gruyter
pages75-90

BibTeX

@incollection{Heath:1991,
    author = {Heath, Jeffrey},
    year = {1991},
    title = {Pragmatic disguise in pronominal-affix paradigms},
    booktitle = {Paradigms: The Economy of Inflection},
    editor = {Plank, F.},
    address = {Berlin},
    publisher = {Mouton de Gruyter},
    pages = {75-90},
}
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