On the scope of the referential hierarchy in the typology of grammatical relations

In the late seventies, Bernard Comrie was one of the first linguists to explore the effects of the referential hierarchy (RH) on the distribution of grammatical relations (GRs). The referential hierarchy is also known in
In the late seventies, Bernard Comrie was one of the first linguists to explore the effects of the referential hierarchy (RH) on the distribution of grammatical relations (GRs). The referential hierarchy is also known in the literature as the animacy, empathy or indexibability hierarchy and ranks speech act participants (i.e. first and second person) above third persons, animates above inanimates, or more topical referents above less topical referents. Depending on the language, the hierarchy is sometimes extended by analogy to rankings of possessors above possessees, singulars above plurals, or other notions. In his 1981 textbook, Comrie analyzed RH effects as explaining (a) differential case (or adposition) marking of transitive subject ("A") noun phrases in low RH positions (e.g. inanimate or third person) and of object ("P") noun phrases in high RH positions (e.g. animate or first or second person), and (b) hierarchical verb agreement coupled with a direct vs. inverse distinction, as in Algonquian (Comrie 1981: Chapter 6).
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Author:Balthasar Bickel
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1160422
URL:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel/research/papers/rhgr_bb2007.pdf
Document Type:Preprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/08/10
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/08/10
SWD-Keyword:Grammatik
Note:
Draft of chapter in: Corbett, G. & M. Noonan [eds.] Case and grammatical relations. Papers in honor of Bernard Comrie, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
Source:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~bickel/research/papers/rhgr_bb2007.pdf ; Draft of chapter in: Corbett, G. & M. Noonan [eds.] Case and grammatical relations. Papers in honor of Bernard Comrie, Oxford: Oxford University Press
HeBIS PPN:284843164
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
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