Reciprocals and Semantic Typology

Editors
| Australian National University
| University of California at Berkeley
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
| Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
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Reciprocals are an increasingly hot topic in linguistic research. This reflects the intersection of several factors: the semantic and syntactic complexity of reciprocal constructions, their centrality to some key points of linguistic theorizing (such as Binding Conditions on anaphors within Government and Binding Theory), and the centrality of reciprocity to theories of social structure, human evolution and social cognition. No existing work, however, tackles the question of exactly what reciprocal constructions mean cross-linguistically. Is there a single, Platonic ‘reciprocal’ meaning found in all languages, or is there a cluster of related concepts which are nonetheless impossible to characterize in any single way? That is the central goal of this volume, and it develops and explains new techniques for tackling this question. At the same time, it confronts a more general problem facing semantic typology: how to investigate a category cross-linguistically without pre-loading the definition of the phenomenon on the basis of what is found in more familiar languages.
[Typological Studies in Language, 98]  2011.  viii, 349 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii–viii
1. Introduction: Reciprocals and semantic typology
Nicholas Evans, Stephen C. Levinson, Alice Gaby and Asifa Majid
1–28
2. The semantics of reciprocal constructions across languages: An extensional approach
Asifa Majid, Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby and Stephen C. Levinson
29–60
3. Semantics of Khoekhoe reciprocal constructions
Christian J. Rapold
61–74
4. Reciprocal constructions in English: Each other and beyond
Peter Hurst and Rachel Nordlinger
75–90
5. Reciprocal constructions in Indo-Pakistani Sign Language
Ulrike Zeshan and Sibaji Panda
91–114
6. Mundari reciprocals
Nicholas Evans and Toshiki Osada
115–128
7. Description of reciprocal situations in Lao
N.J. Enfield
129–148
8. Reciprocal constructions in Mah Meri
Nicole Kruspe
149–162
9. The coding of reciprocal events in Jahai
Niclas Burenhult
163–176
10. Reciprocals in Yélî Dnye, the Papuan language of Rossel Island
Stephen C. Levinson
177–194
11. Reciprocals in Rotokas
Stuart Robinson
195–211
12. Expression of reciprocity in Savosavo
Claudia Wegener
213–224
13. To have and have not: Kilivila reciprocals
Gunter Senft
225–232
14. Strategies for encoding reciprocity in Mawng
Ruth Singer
233–250
15. Reciprocal-marked and marked reciprocal events in Kuuk Thaayorre
Alice Gaby
251–264
16. Reciprocal constructions in Olutec
Roberto Zavala Maldonado
265–276
17. Reciprocal constructions in Tsafiki
Connie Dickinson
277–314
18. Reciprocal constructions in Hup
Patience Epps
315–328
19. Reciprocals and semantic typology: Some concluding remarks
Ekkehard König
329–340
Addresses
341–342
Index
343–349
“This book is very important in showing that linguists should look at work in other disciplines on reciprocity to further understand the meaning of 'mutual involvement'.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011013953