The inclusive-exclusive distinction in Tibeto-Burman languages

A survey of 170 Tibeto-Burman languages showed 69 with a distinction between inclusive and exclusive first-person plural pronouns, 18 of which also show inclusive- exclusive in Idual. Only the Kiranti languages and some 
A survey of 170 Tibeto-Burman languages showed 69 with a distinction between inclusive and exclusive first-person plural pronouns, 18 of which also show inclusive- exclusive in Idual. Only the Kiranti languages and some Chin languages have inclusive-exclusive in the person marking. Of the forms of the pronouns involved in the inclusive-exclusive opposition, usually the exclusive form is less marked and historically prior to the inclusive form, and we find the distinction cannot be reconstructed to Proto-Tibeto-Burman or to mid level groupings. Qnly the Kiranti group has marking of the distinction that can be reconstructed to the proto level, and this is also reflected in the person-marking system.
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Author:Randy J. LaPolla
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1157778
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/19
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/07/19
SWD-Keyword:Tibetobirmanische Sprachen ; Sinotibetische Sprachen
Source:http://victoria.linguistlist.org/~lapolla//rjlapolla/papers/Inclusive-Exclusive_in_TB.pdf ; (in:) Clusivity : typology and case studies on inclusive/exclusive oppositions, ed. by Elena Filimonova. - Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2005,
HeBIS PPN:229183417
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
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