[Lingtyp] terms for days after tomorrow

Annemarie Verkerk annemarie.verkerk at uni-saarland.de
Mon Mar 21 13:59:55 UTC 2022

Dear Samira,

here are some references from my student Eileen, who has been working on 
this topic using lexibank.

Tent, Jan. 1998. The structure of deictic day-name systems. Studia 
Linguistica 52: 112–148.
→ A study of the structure of deictic day-name systems of 157 languages. 
Examines both the structure of these systems in relation to their sizes 
and symmetry (i.e., how many days they go back and forward) as well as 
the morphological complexity (i.e., if they use monomorphemic or 
polymorphemic expressions).

Fillmore, Charles J. 1975. Santa Cruz Lectures on Deixis 1971. 38-49 
→ This is a now famous lectures on deixis. Filmore was presenting one of 
the first classifications of languages based on how they build deictic 
day-name structures. Tent (1998) bases his research partly on this lecture.

The following papers might only be partially relevant:
Cohen, Dana, and Sylviane Schwer. 2011. Proximal Deixis with Calendar 
Terms: Cross-linguistic Patterns of Temporal Reference.

→ The third chapter might have some relevance. It proposes different 
zones of deictic temporal reference, which are determined by the present 
and explains asymmetry with different sizes of these zones.

Haspelmath, Martin. 1997. From space to time. Lincom.
→ This book only introduces theoretical approaches and might therefore 
merely be useful for background information.



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