Deixis and Pronouns in Romance Languages

| University of Copenhagen
| University of Copenhagen
ISBN 9789027206039 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This volume proposes a new way to address the classical question concerning the relation between language, cognition, and culture from the perspective of two basic systems: deixis and the pronominal system. It investigates the linguistic structuring of basic concepts of person, place and time in Romance languages, disclosing structural differences that may be related to mental parameters and other extra-linguistic circumstances and thus possibly linked to a light revision of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

The methodological and theoretical focus is based on the discursive and pragmatic functional approach to deixis. The articles concern linguistic variation and language change, and most of the studies adopt cross linguistic perspectives, primarily among Romance languages, but also with a classical perspective from Ancient Greek discussing the existence of universal categorical patterns. The studies reveal similarities and differences between Romance languages mutually, and set the stage for comparisons between Romance and non-Romance languages. These similarities and differences are subject to change in connection with cultural developments in society and offer in this volume a coordinated effort in exploring the linguistic expressions of these extra-linguistic concepts.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 136]  2013.  vi, 289 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction to deixis and pronouns in Romance languages
Kirsten Jeppesen Kragh and Jan Lindschouw
Part I. Deixis and grammatical paradigms
Deixis and person in the development of Greek personal pronominal paradigms
Brian D. Joseph
First person strong pronouns in spoken French: A case study in cliticization
Ulrich Detges
Preservation, modification, and innovation. Paradigmatic reorganisation of the system of personal pronouns – from Latin into Modern Italian
Lene Schøsler and Erling Strudsholm
On the grammar of kinship: Possessive enclisis in Italian dialects
Verner Egerland
Part II. Deixis and impersonality
Impersonality in Spanish personal pronouns
Susana S. Fernández
The Spanish impersonal se-construction: Constructional motivation for case-marking – quantitative evidence
Johan Pedersen
Diaphasic variation and change in French pronouns: Different uses of on with special reference to the on/nous alternation
Anita Berit Hansen
Clitic subjects in French text messages: Does technical change provoke and/or reveal linguistic change?
Elisabeth Stark
The use of personal deixis as an ideological instrument in Spanish political discourse
Nieves Hernández-Flores
Cognitive collages and other mental representations of address forms and strategies: Examples from Portuguese
Sandi Michele de Oliveira
Part IV. Deixis and the verbal system
The relevance of deixis in the description of the predicative relative clause
Kirsten Jeppesen Kragh and Erling Strudsholm
The marking of person deixis in the French future system – a diachronic approach
Jan Lindschouw
Part V. Deixis in a metalinguistic perspective
Place deixis in the 16th century grammars of Italy: The case of cotesto
Roman Sosnowski
Deixis and reference in the treatment of personal pronouns and demonstratives in Francesco Soave: Gramatica ragionata della lingua italiana, 1771
Viggo Bank Jensen
Name index
Subject index
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Bouissac, Paul
2019.  In The Social Dynamics of Pronominal Systems [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 304],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013019633 | Marc record