LINGUIST List 29.1843

Tue May 01 2018

Books: Egophoricity: Floyd, Norcliffe, San Roque (eds.)

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Date: 01-May-2018
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Subject: Egophoricity: Floyd, Norcliffe, San Roque (eds.)
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Title: Egophoricity
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 118
Published: 2018
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Simeon Floyd
Editor: Elisabeth Norcliffe
Editor: Lila San Roque
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027265548 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027265548 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027265548 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206992 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206992 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206992 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94

Egophoricity refers to the grammaticalised encoding of personal knowledge or involvement of a conscious self in a represented event or situation. Most typically, a marker that is egophoric is found with first person subjects in declarative sentences and with second person subjects in interrogative sentences. This person sensitivity reflects the fact that speakers generally know most about their own affairs, while in questions this epistemic authority typically shifts to the addressee. First described for Tibeto-Burman languages, egophoric-like patterns have now been documented in a number of other regions around the world, including languages of Western China, the Andean region of South America, the Caucasus, Papua New Guinea, and elsewhere. This book is a first attempt to place detailed descriptions of this understudied grammatical category side by side and to add to the cross-linguistic picture of how ideas of self and other are encoded and projected in language. The diverse but conceptually related egophoric phenomena described in its chapters provide fascinating case studies for how structural patterns in morphosyntax are forged under intersubjective, interactional pressures as we link elements of our speech to our speech situation.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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