Forms and functions

Volume 1

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The importance of reflexive markers in the study of language structure cannot be underestimated: they participate in the coding of the argument structure of a clause; in the coding of semantic relations between arguments and verbs; in the coding of the relationship between arguments; in the coding of aspect; in the coding of point of view; and in the Coding of the information structure of a clause.
The present volume offers an approach to reflexive forms and functions from several perspectives: a formal approach where reflexives are discussed within a well-defined model of language representation; a typological approach; a historical approach concentrating on grammaticalization of reflexives and on the changes that pronouns and anaphors undergo; and a functionalist approach where functions of reflexive forms are described. The languages from which data were drawn represent a wide variety of language families and language types: English, Old English, Dutch, German, Tsakhur (Nakh-Dagestanian), Spanish, French, Bantu and Chadic languages. The variety of languages discussed and the different approaches taken complement each other in that each contributes an important piece to the understanding of reflexives in a cross-linguistic perspective.
[Typological Studies in Language, 40]  2000.  xiv, 286 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
The fine structure of grammar: Anaphoric relations
Eric J. Reuland
Intensifiers and reflexives: A typological perspective
Ekkehard König and Peter Siemund
The structural and lexical space between reflexive binding and logophorics: Sundry paradigms of reflexives and anaphora
Werner Abraham
The typology and grammaticalization of reflexives
Mathias Schladt
Domains of point of view and coreferentiality: System interaction approach to the study of reflexives
Zygmunt Frajzyngier
Conceptual distance and transitivity increase in Spanish reflexives
Ricardo Maldonado
Bound pronouns and non-local anaphors: The case of Earlier English
Elly van Gelderen
Reflexives and emphasis in Tsaxur (Nakh-Dagestanian)
Ekaterina Lyutikova
What it means to deceive yourself: The semantic relation of French reflexive verbs and their corresponding transitive verbs
Richard Waltereit
Subject index
Author index
Language index
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