[Lingtyp] collective action marking

Simone Mattiola simone.mattiola at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 05:15:47 EDT 2018


Dear Randy (and all),

I am working on pluractional markers in cross-linguistic perspective
(markers expressing plural actions that can also involve plural
participants and sometimes reciprocal meanings).
Documenting the existence of a collective action distinguished by a plural
action affecting several participants individually is not straightforward
cross-linguistically.
However, some general bibliographic references on pluractionality (and
related notions) can be useful for your student.

Best,
Simone

- Cusic, D. (1981). Verbal plurality and aspect. Standford, CA: University
of Standford doctoral dissertation.
- Dressler, W. (1968). Studien sur verbalen Pluralität: Iterativum,
Distributivum, Durativum, Intensivum in der allgemeinen Grammatik, in
Lateinischen und Hethitischen. Wien: Hermann Böhlaus Nachf.
- Durie, M. (1986). The Grammaticization of Number as a Verbal Category. In
Nikiforidou, V., VanClay M., Niepokuj M. and Feder D. (eds.). Proceedings
of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: February
15-17, 1986, Berkeley, 355-370. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society,
University of California.
- Frajzyngier, Z. (1997). Grammaticalization of number: From demonstratives
to nominal and verbal plural. Linguistic Typology 1(2): 193-242.
- Mattiola, S. (2017). The conceptual space of pluractional constructions.
Lingue e Linguaggio, XVI(1): 119-146 (the preprint version is available on
Academia,
https://www.academia.edu/34617217/The_conceptual_space_of_pluractional_constructions
).
- Mithun, M. (1988). Lexical Category and the Evolution of Number Marking.
In Hammond, M. and Noonan M. (eds.). Theoretical Morphology: Approaches in
Modern Linguistics, 211-234. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
- Newman, P. (1990). Nominal and Verbal Plurality in Chadic. Berlin: Mouton
de Gruyter.
- Wood, E. (2007). The semantic typology of pluractionality. Berkeley, CA:
University of California at Berkeley doctoral dissertation.
- Xrakovskij, V.S. (ed.) (1997). Typology of iterative constructions.
München: LINCOM.

-- 
Simone Mattiola
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/simone.mattiola



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Il giorno mar 24 lug 2018 alle ore 11:05 Peter Austin <pa2 at soas.ac.uk> ha
scritto:

> As per Alex's mention of Australian Aboriginal languages please refer to:
>
> Alan Dench. 1987. Kinship and collective activity in the Ngayarda
> languages of Australia. Language in Society 16(3): 321-339.
>
> Best
> Peter
>
>
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 15:47 Alexander Coupe, <ARCoupe at ntu.edu.sg> wrote:
>
>> Dear Randy and all,
>>
>> The use of reciprocal derivational morphology on verb stems for encoding
>> collective meanings seems to be not uncommon cross-linguistically and is
>> also found in Mongsen Ao. As Jirat notes for Thai, it applies to both
>> transitive and intransitive verbs, but intransitive stems necessarily
>> encode only collective meanings (see Coupe 2007: 198-200 for examples and
>> brief discussion -
>> https://www.academia.edu/1317662/A_Grammar_of_Mongsen_Ao). For
>> transitive verbs, context determines whether a collective or reciprocal
>> meaning obtains.
>>
>> Similar uses of reciprocal morphology for the expression of collective
>> meanings are also found in Australian languages.
>>
>> Alec
>>
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>> Technological University
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> From: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> on behalf of
>> Randy LaPolla <randy.lapolla at gmail.com>
>> Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 9:33 AM
>> To: "lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org" <
>> lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org>
>> Cc: weifeng liu <175204935 at qq.com>
>> Subject: [Lingtyp] collective action marking
>>
>> Hi All,
>> A student in China (Liu Weifeng) working on Kyrgyz asked me for
>> references about collective marking on the verb. This marking in Kyrgyz
>> (-ish-) is distinct from plural marking, and used together with plural
>> marking, and implies the action was done by two or more people together
>> rather than individually.
>>
>> I am aware of the following article, though do not have access to it, and
>> don’t even know know for sure whether it documents this phenomenon:
>>
>> Nedjalkov, Vladimir P. 2007. Reciprocals, assistives and plural in
>> Kirghiz. In Nedjalkov, Vladimir (with the assistance of Emma Geniusiene and
>> Zlatka Guentcheva) (eds.), Typology of reciprocal constructions, 1231-1280.
>> Amsterdam: Benjamins.
>>
>> I don't know of any other works on this type of category in any language.
>> Has this been looked into in any languages?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Randy
>> -----
>> *Randy J. LaPolla, PhD FAHA* (羅仁地)
>> Professor of Linguistics and Chinese, School of Humanities
>> Nanyang Technological University
>> HSS-03-45, 14 Nanyang Drive | Singapore 637332
>> http://randylapolla.net/
>> Most recent book:
>>
>> https://www.routledge.com/The-Sino-Tibetan-Languages-2nd-Edition/LaPolla-Thurgood/p/book/9781138783324
>>
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Simone Mattiola
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/simone.mattiola
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