[Lingtyp] collective action marking

Daniel Ross djross3 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 14:29:04 EDT 2018


In English, the (derivational) prefix "co-" seems to have exactly this
function, as I pointed out in the previous discussion on this list
regarding why I found the proposed term "coexpress(ion)" to be odd because
it refers to alternatives rather than collective action. I'm not sure where
this has been written about (but probably someone has, maybe for Latin?),
and it is derivational, perhaps not fully productive, but it does seem to
be able to form new verbs, so it seems to fit here.
(It is interesting to note that at least in more established verbs like
"cowrite", they do not strictly require a plural subject-- "I cowrote an
article", as long as the context allows for a reasonable interpretation. If
you're looking at the typology cross-linguistically that might be an
interesting point of variation to consider.)

Daniel

On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 8:11 AM, "Ekkehard König" <koenig at zedat.fu-berlin.de
> wrote:

> Hi Randy,
>
> rich information on the reciprocal - sociative/collective polysemy can be
> found in all of the Nedjalkov volumes. A condensed overview is given in
> Chapter 5 of the first volume. (I did a review of the 5 volumes for
> Language, 2011).
>
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Ekkehard
>
>
>
>
> > Randy,
> > There is a similar category in Wandala (Frajzyngier 2012),
> > All best,
> > Zygmunt
> >
> > From: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> on behalf of
> > "Randy J. LaPolla" <randy.lapolla at gmail.com>
> > Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:33 AM
> > To: "LINGTYP at LISTSERV.LINGUISTLIST.ORG"
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> > 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
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