Typology and case studies of the inclusive–exclusive distinction

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This book presents a collection of papers on clusivity, a newly coined term for the inclusive–exclusive distinction. Clusivity is a widespread feature familiar from descriptive grammars and frequently figuring in typological schemes and diachronic scenarios. However, no comprehensive exploration of it has been available so far. This book is intended to make the first step towards a better understanding of the inclusive–exclusive opposition, by documenting the current linguistic knowledge on the topic.

The issues discussed include the categorial and paradigmatic status of the opposition, its geographical distribution, realization in free vs bound pronouns, inclusive imperatives, clusivity in the 2nd person, honorific uses of the distinction, etc. These case studies are complemented by the analysis of the opposition in American Sign Language as opposed to spoken languages. In-depth areal and family surveys of clusivity consider this opposition in Austronesian, Tibeto-Burman, central-western South American, Turkic languages, and in Mosetenan and Shuswap.

[Typological Studies in Language, 63]  2005.  xii, 436 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Elena Filimonova
I. Case studies on special problems of the inclusive-exclusive distinction
Understanding inclusives
Michael A. Daniel
Inclusive-exclusive as person vs. number categories worldwide
Balthasar Bickel and Johanna Nichols
Syncretisms involving clusivity
Michael Cysouw
Only you ? Philological investigations into the alleged inclusive-exclusive distinction in the second person plural
Horst J. Simon
Inclusive and exclusive in free and bound person forms
Anna Siewierska and Dik Bakker
Inclusive imperative
Nina Dobrushina and Valentin Goussev
A typology of honorific uses of clusivity
Michael Cysouw
Exclusive pronouns in American Sign Language
Kearsy Cormier
II. Areal and family portraits of the inclusive-exclusive distinction
Inclusive-exclusive in Austronesian: An opposition of unequals
Frank Lichtenberk
The inclusive-exclusive distinction in Tibeto-Burman languages
Randy J. LaPolla
Inclusive-exclusive distinctions in the languages of central-western South America
Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken
Inclusive and exclusive in Turkic languages
Irina Nevskaya
Development of an inclusive-exclusive distinction: A possible loan scenario in Mosetenan
Jeanette Sakel
The inclusive and exclusive in Shuswap: A background investigation
Jan P.van Eijk
Clusivity cross-linguistically: Common trends and possible patterns
Elena Filimonova
“Let's face it (which is inclusive, while let us isn't), there is now only one really authoritative source of knowledge about (in/ex) clusivity: this book, the work of an international team of experts on that category and the languages that insist on expressing it. No pronouns shelf in a self-respecting private or public library should be missing it.”
“This is a fine, varied collection, which should put the issue of 'clusivity' on the intellectual map.”
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