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LINGUIST List 17.1174

Wed Apr 19 2006

Books: Syntax/Typology: Amiridze

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        1.    Keetje van den Heuvel, Reflexivization Strategies in Georgian: Amiridze


Message 1: Reflexivization Strategies in Georgian: Amiridze
Date: 18-Apr-2006
From: Keetje van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Reflexivization Strategies in Georgian: Amiridze


Title: Reflexivization Strategies in Georgian
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke
http://www.lotpublications.nl/


Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html


Author: Nino Amiridze, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics


Paperback: ISBN: 9789076864969 Pages: 332 Price: Europe EURO 27.54


Abstract:

This dissertation investigates Georgian (Kartvelian) reflexivization
strategies within the Government and Binding (Chomsky 1981) and Reflexivity
framework (Reinhart and Reuland 1993). It argues that Georgian possesses
one simplex and one complex nominal reflexivization strategy, based on a
grammaticalized body-part noun. This strategy interacts with a verbal
reflexivization strategy.

This dissertation discusses a non-anaphoric use of the phrase formally
identical with the complex nominal reflexivization strategy in Object
Camouflage (Harris 1981). The contrasting behavior of the phrase as an
anaphor and as a pronominal is argued to illustrate the grammaticalization
process the body-part has undergone.

The present study observes several problems for the Binding and Reflexivity
frameworks, such as the subject use of the Georgian complex nominal
reflexivization strategy. If Himself is killing him is ungrammatical in
English, its Georgian equivalent is grammatical with the "aspect/property
of" reading. This study discusses Madame Tussaud's and similar contexts
that allow a proxy reading of Georgian anaphors in subject position. This
use is a problem also for various other proposals in the generative
literature that aim to explain the absence/presence of subject anaphors
cross-linguistically.



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology

Subject Language(s): Georgian (kat)


Written In: English (eng)

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