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Title: Person
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521772141
Series Title: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Description:

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
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Typology
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ISBN: 0521772141
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Pages: 344
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ISBN: 0521776694
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Pages: 344
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