Article published in:Reciprocals and Semantic Typology
Edited by Nicholas Evans, Alice Gaby, Stephen C. Levinson and Asifa Majid
[Typological Studies in Language 98] 2011
► pp. 329–340
19. Reciprocals and semantic typology
Some concluding remarks
In the concluding remarks that follow the results of the preceding articles are examined and discussed in the light of concepts of reciprocity distinguished in linguistics and other disciplines. It is shown that these contributions enlarge the empirical basis for the study of reciprocity and contribute to strengthening earlier cross-linguistic generalizations. They also call some of these generalisations into question, however, thus raising interesting new questions and problems for any attempt to map out the space of variation in the relevant domain.
Published online: 18 August 2011