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Title: Pronouns – Grammar and Representation
Edited By: Horst J. Simon
Heike Wiese
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 52

The contributions of this thematic collection center around the typology of pronominal paradigms, the generation of syntactic and semantic representations for constructions containing pronouns, and the neurological underpinnings for linguistic distinctions that are relevant for the production and interpretation of these constructions. They come from different theoretical approaches and methodological backgrounds and take into account data from a wide range of Indoeuropean and non-Indoeuropean languages. Bringing together a cross-section of recent research on the grammar and representation of pronouns, the volume offers a kaleidoscope of studies united by the common topic of pronouns as a domain of language that exemplarily shows the interaction of different components responsible for computational (syntactic and semantic), lexical, and discourse-pragmatic processes.

Table of Contents

List of contributors vii•viii
Preface ix
Glossary xi
Grammatical properties of pronouns and their representation: An exposition
Heike Wiese and Horst J. Simon 1•21
Structuring the bundle: A universal morphosyntactic feature geometry
Heidi Harley and Elizabeth Ritter 23•39 ‘We’ rules: The impact of an inclusive/exclusive opposition on the paradigmatic structure of person marking
Michael Cysouw 41•62
Reference devices in Sinhala
Neelakshi Chandrasena Premawardhena 63•83
Indefinite pronouns: Morphology and syntax in cross-linguistic perspective
Helmut Weiss 85•107
Reference and representation of pronouns
Klaus von Heusinger 109•135
The dynamics of syntax: Anaphora, relative pronouns and crossover
Ruth Kempson and Wilfried Meyer-Viol 137•160
The third person pronoun in tripartite verbless clauses of umran Hebrew
Jacobus A. Naudé 161•181
Pronominal nouns
Phoevos Panagiotidis 183•203
Harmonic alignment and the hierarchy of pronouns in German
Gereon Müller 205•232
Cortical reflections of two pronominal relations
Maria Mercedes Piñango 233•252
Pronoun omission in Dutch and German agrammatic speech
Esterella Roo 253•284
Language index 285•286
Subject index 287•292

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902722773X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xii, 294 pp.
Prices: EUR 110.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588112519
ISBN-13: 9781588112514
Pages: xii, 294 pp.
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