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Conclusion

Daniel Harbour

in Impossible Persons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This investigation began with the very modest question of why, in languages like English, the meaning ‘we and you’ is covered by we, not you. By broadening this question to all partitions of person ... More


The Path to Partition

Daniel Harbour

in Impossible Persons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Morphological theory generally takes syncretism to be a key source of evidence about features and natural classes. The current chapter argues against this status quo, showing that there are no ... More


The Partition Problem

Daniel Harbour

in Impossible Persons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

With the previous chapter having established that partitions are the correct object of fundamental inquiry for the theory of person, the current chapter presents the partition chapter in its most ... More


Spaces, Objects, Paths

Daniel Harbour

in Impossible Persons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034739
eISBN:
9780262336048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034739.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Generative work in morphology does not normally pursue a connection between person and spatial deixis, unlike more functionalist and cognitive linguistic work. This chapter presents three kinds of ... More


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