Reflexives: Forms and Functions - Typological Studies in Language No. 40 (Hardback)
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Reflexives: Forms and Functions - Typological Studies in Language No. 40 (Hardback)

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Hardback 302 Pages / Published: 01/10/1999
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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.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027229397
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm

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