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Full Title: Imperatives and other Directive Strategies

Location: Split, Croatia
Start Date: 18-Sep-2013 - 21-Sep-2013
Contact: Simone Heinold
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Meeting Description: Imperatives and other Directive Strategies
Workshop for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), in Split, Croatia, September 18-21

Of late, the traditional discussion about the role and function of imperatives in the languages of the world has been complemented by their comparison to other, mostly less frequent functional equivalents that exist in different forms in many languages (Birjulin & Xrakovskij 2001, Aikhenvald 2010, Devos & Van Olmen forthc.). These functional equivalents are not only of interest from the point of view of typology, in which reasons for their emergence and existence alongside the imperative are discussed. Formal research in this domain also shows that such alternatives offer a challenge for traditional analyses at the syntax-pragmatics interface. Here, topics such as non-finiteness, agreement and different types of addressees play a central role in the literature (Fries 1983, Donhauser 1986, Wunderlich 1994, Gärtner (to appear)).
Linguistic Subfield: Morphology; Pragmatics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 23.4217

This is a session of the following meeting:
46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

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