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The Formal Grammar of Switch-Reference (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)

By Daniel L Finer

Routledge – 2014 – 232 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Linguistics

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    978-0-415-72370-1
    November 20th 2013

Description

This book studies the syntax of switch-reference and its implications for the theory of grammar. Switch-reference, found in many genetically and geographically diverse languages, is a phenomenon whereby referential identity between subjects of hierarchically adjacent clauses is encoded by the presence of a morpheme, usually suffixed to the verb of the subordinate clause. This book argues that switch-reference should be analysed as a syntactic rather than a purely pragmatic or functional feature of language.

Contents

1. Introductory Remarks 2. The Syntactic Nature of Switch-Reference 3. Inclusive Reference and Switch-Reference 4. Anticipatory Subjects 5. Related and Residual Topics

Name: The Formal Grammar of Switch-Reference (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar) (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Daniel L Finer. This book studies the syntax of switch-reference and its implications for the theory of grammar. Switch-reference, found in many genetically and geographically diverse languages, is a phenomenon whereby referential identity between subjects of...
Categories: Linguistics, Grammar, Syntax & Linguistic Structure, Language & Linguistics