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STUF - Language Typology and Universals

Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung

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Volume 67, Issue 1

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Siwi addressee agreement and demonstrative typology

Lameen Souag
Published Online: 2014-04-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2014-0004

Abstract

Siwi, a Berber language of Egypt, shows gender/number agreement of medial demonstratives with the addressee. Such phenomena are crosslinguistically very rarely reported, and are not discussed in major surveys of the typology of demonstratives (Diessel 1999; Imai 2003). However, within person-oriented demonstrative systems, such marking amounts to an iconic representation of addressee anchoring. The pragmatics of Siwi demonstratives thus cast light on the nature of the mapping from person to place that such systems reflect (Greenberg 1985). Comparative eastern Berber data suggests that demonstrative addressee agreement may be more widespread than the literature reflects.

Keywords: Berber; agreement; demonstratives; person-oriented; allocutivity

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Published Online: 2014-04-11

Published in Print: 2014-04-01


Citation Information: STUF - Language Typology and Universals, Volume 67, Issue 1, Pages 35–45, ISSN (Online) 2196-7148, ISSN (Print) 1867-8319, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2014-0004.

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