Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
In central cases of switch-reference, a marker on the verb of one clause is used to indicate whether its subject has the same or different reference from the subject of an adjacent, syntactically-related clause. In central cases of logophoricity, a special pronoun form is used within a reported speech context to indicate coherence with the source of reported speech. Lesley Stirling argues that these types of anaphoric linkage across clause boundaries cannot be adequately accounted for by Binding Theory. Her detailed examination of the two phenomena, including a case study of the Papuan language Amele, proposes an account for them which is formalized in Discourse Representation Theory, and explores how far it is possible for such an account to be compositional morpho-syntactic/semantic, while at the same time taking seriously the range of linguistic and cross-linguistic data to be explained.Read more
- Switch-reference is a way of specifying the links between related events (as in a story) in terms of the people involved in them, and where and when they took place.
- Switch-reference is found in Papuan, American and Australian languages
- This book is unique in the range of data surveyed and in the bringing together of linguistic description with a formal account, for this phenomenon
Be the first to review this book
- Date Published: November 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521023436
- length: 372 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
- weight: 0.55kg
- availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
1. Switch-reference phenomena
2. Functional extensions of switch-reference systems
3. Theoretical conceptions of switch-reference
4. Discourse representation theory and unification categorial grammar
5. A discourse representation theory account of switch-reference
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×