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Reciprocals [electronic resource] : forms and functions / edited by Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Traci S. Curl.

Contributor(s): Frajzyngier, Zygmunt | Curl, Traci S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 41.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xi, 201 p.).ISBN: 9789027298584 (electronic bk.); 9027298580 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Reciprocals | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Reflexives | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization | Gram�atica comparada y general -- Reflexivos | Gram�atica comparada y general -- Gramaticalizaci�on | R�eciproques (Linguistique) | Constructions r�efl�echies (Linguistique) | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reciprocals.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Polysemy involving reflexive and reciprocal markers in African languages / Bernd Heine -- Reciprocals without reflexives / Frantisek Lichtenberk -- Types of anaphoric expressions / Martin Everaert -- Reflexive and reciprocal constructions in Nyulnyulan languages / William McGregor -- Reciprocal marking with deictic verbs "come " and "go" in Mandarin / Meichun Liu -- Combinatory restrictions on Halkomelem reflexives and reciprocals / Donna B. Maslova -- Coding of the reciprocal function, two solutions / Zygmunt Frajzyngier.
Summary: The theoretical issues addressed in the present volume are semantic and cognitive properties of reciprocal events, syntactic properties of reciprocals, and the relationship of reciprocals to other grammatical categories. Several papers discuss the history of reciprocal constructions, offering alternative hypotheses regarding the grammaticalization of reciprocals. The formal, functional, typological and historical approaches in the present volume complement each other, contributing together to the understanding of forms, and syntactic and semantic properties of reciprocal markers. Several paper.
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Polysemy involving reflexive and reciprocal markers in African languages / Bernd Heine -- Reciprocals without reflexives / Frantisek Lichtenberk -- Types of anaphoric expressions / Martin Everaert -- Reflexive and reciprocal constructions in Nyulnyulan languages / William McGregor -- Reciprocal marking with deictic verbs "come " and "go" in Mandarin / Meichun Liu -- Combinatory restrictions on Halkomelem reflexives and reciprocals / Donna B. Maslova -- Coding of the reciprocal function, two solutions / Zygmunt Frajzyngier.

The theoretical issues addressed in the present volume are semantic and cognitive properties of reciprocal events, syntactic properties of reciprocals, and the relationship of reciprocals to other grammatical categories. Several papers discuss the history of reciprocal constructions, offering alternative hypotheses regarding the grammaticalization of reciprocals. The formal, functional, typological and historical approaches in the present volume complement each other, contributing together to the understanding of forms, and syntactic and semantic properties of reciprocal markers. Several paper.

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