Clusivity: Typology and Case Studies of Inclusive-exclusive Distinction
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 436 pages
This book presents a collection of papers on clusivity, a newly coined term for the inclusive exclusive distinction. Clusivity is a widespread feature familiar from descriptive grammars and frequently figuring in typological schemes and diachronic scenarios. However, no comprehensive exploration of it has been available so far. This book is intended to make the first step towards a better understanding of the inclusive exclusive opposition, by documenting the current linguistic knowledge on the topic.
The issues discussed include the categorial and paradigmatic status of the opposition, its geographical distribution, realization in free vs bound pronouns, inclusive imperatives, clusivity in the 2nd person, honorific uses of the distinction, etc. These case studies are complemented by the analysis of the opposition in American Sign Language as opposed to spoken languages. In-depth areal and family surveys of clusivity consider this opposition in Austronesian, Tibeto-Burman, central-western South American, Turkic languages, and in Mosetenan and Shuswap.
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Exclusive pronouns in American Sign Language
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According addition addressee American appears Arawakan attested augmented inclusive Australian Austronesian basic bound chapter clusivity combination common comparable consider context contrast Cysouw dialect discussed distinguish dual encoding example exclusive exist explained express fact families first-person plural first-person singular function give grammar guages hierarchy honorific inclusive and exclusive inclusive form inclusive imperative inclusive pronoun inclusive–exclusive distinction independent indicates interpretation involving kita languages least Linguistics marker marking meaning mentioned morphological non-singular Note noun object opposition original Pacific paradigm pattern person markers personal pronouns plural inclusive plural pronoun polite positive possessive possible prefixes present pronominal question reference respect second-person plural seems semantic Sign Language similar singular situation sive speaker spoken structure suffix suggested syncretism Table third person tion traditional typology University usage verb volume