Demonstrative verbs: a typology of verbal manner deixis

Guérin, Valérie (2015) Demonstrative verbs: a typology of verbal manner deixis. Linguistic Typology, 19 (2). pp. 141-199.

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Abstract

This article presents a typological characterization of a class of demonstratives so far neglected in the literature: demonstrative verbs expressing manner. First, the morphological characteristics and syntactic behaviors of these demonstratives are examined to illustrate their verbal properties and to justify categorizing them as verbs. Next, their exophoric and endophoric roles in narratives and interactions are described. As their discourse usages closely replicate that of nominal demonstratives, we argue that demonstrative verbs belong to the class of demonstratives and propose to integrate them in a general typology of demonstratives.

Item ID: 42409
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1613-415X
Keywords: adverb, deixis, demonstrative, discourse structure, inflection, manner deixis, syntax, verb, verbal demonstrative, word classes
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 14:20
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 80%
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