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By Elena Filimonova

This ebook provides a set of papers on clusivity, a newly coined time period for the inclusive–exclusive contrast. Clusivity is a common characteristic prevalent from descriptive grammars and often figuring in typological schemes and diachronic eventualities. although, no finished exploration of it's been on hand to date. This publication is meant to make step one in the direction of a greater knowing of the inclusive–exclusive competition, by means of documenting the present linguistic wisdom at the topic.

The matters mentioned contain the categorial and paradigmatic prestige of the competition, its geographical distribution, cognizance in loose vs sure pronouns, inclusive imperatives, clusivity within the second individual, honorific makes use of of the excellence, and so forth. those case stories are complemented via the research of the competition in American signal Language in preference to spoken languages. In-depth areal and family members surveys of clusivity contemplate this competition in Austronesian, Tibeto-Burman, central-western South American, Turkic languages, and in Mosetenan and Shuswap.

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Consider however the Otomi plural pronouns nug[ö]‑he ‘we’ (traditional exclusive) and the inclusive nug[ö]‑hu. These two pronouns, different in person, are distinguished only by suffixes. e. mark personal reference). Similar examples are easy to find in Tables 9 and 11 (Ojibwa and Nama, respectively). 27 28 Michael Daniel English you and us Addressee and probably others Speaker and probably others Algonquian (‘added reference’ approach) Algonquian (‘simultaneous reference’ approach) k‑i·nu‑wi k‑i·nu‑wi Addressee and probably others Speaker and probably others Addressee and probably others Speaker and probably others Figure 2.

This is interpretable as the following fragment of the hierarchy: {Speaker = Addressee}. Merging it with the two other fragments, we come to the following hierarchy: {Speaker = Addressee > Non-Locutor} These hierarchies of (non-)locutors, alias locutive hierarchies, are actually the rules for the choice of the focal referent. As I show now, this allows the extraction of the ‘other locutor’s non-inclusion’ component of pronominal meaning from the model of reference structure of the plural personal pronoun (see Tables 5 and 6 above), making these structures parallel in the first‑ and second-person plural and thus preserving the categories of pronominal number and person as defined in the above sections.

Addressee’. Two notable exceptions which were previously known to typologists are convincingly contested in Simon (this volume), who, however, claims that Bavarian German probably is a true exception. Despite the extraordinary data from Bavarian, it is thus most likely that one of the two readings is the core one. Similarly, no language is reported to use different inclusive pronouns depending on whether the group to be designated includes a single addressee and non-locutor(s) or multiple addressees.

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