Command in Apurinã

Edition:
Preliminary Version
Date:
2009
Date Created:
1973
Publisher:
Associação Internacional de Lingüística - SIL Brasil
Publisher Place:
Anápolis GO Brazil
Extent:
9 pages
Description:
"Command" is used herein as defined in Ronald W. Langacker, "On Pronominalization and the Chain of Command," in David A. Reibel and Sanford A. Schane eds., Modern Studies in English, (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969). Conclusion: All the data considered in this paper suggests the following constraint on pronominalization for Apurinã: NPa may be used to pronominalize NPp unless NPp precedes NPa. This constraint obtains not only within sentences but between sentences and through a string of sentences. It thus appears that for Apurinã the relation 'precedes' is sufficient–-there is no motivation for a relation 'commands'.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Brazil
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Subject:
basic syntax
pronominalization
Semantics
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Entry Number:
41112