Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information


Title: Person
Written By: Anna Siewierska
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics

This textbook deals with the grammatical category of person, which covers
the first person, the second person, and the third person. Drawing on data
from over 700 languages, Anna Siewierska compares the use of person within
and across different languages, and examines the factors underlying this
variation. She shows how person forms vary in substance, in the nature of
the semantic distinctions they convey, in how they are used in sentences
and discourse, and in the way they function to convey social distinctions.
By looking at different types of person forms in the grammatical and social
contexts in which they are used, this book documents an underlying unity
between them, arguing against the treatment of person markers based on
arbitrary sets of morphological and syntactic properties. Clearly organized
and accessibly written, it will be welcomed by students and scholars of
linguistics, particularly those interested in grammatical categories and
their use.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521772141
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00
U.S. $ 85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521776694
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: U.S. $ 30.00
U.K. £ 19.99