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Impossible persons

Author: Daniel Harbour
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2017.
Series: Linguistic inquiry monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Personal reference, one of the simplest functions of human language, presents linguistic theory with one of its most basic problems: what is the range of possible person systems, and why? 'Impossible Persons' offers an innovative and parsimonious solution to this problem and, in the process, formulates a fresh understanding of what features are in linguistic theory. Shifting the empirical focus away from syncretism  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Harbour
ISBN: 9780262336048 0262336049 9780262034739 0262034735
OCLC Number: 992477368
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Title: Linguistic inquiry monographs.
Responsibility: Daniel Harbour.

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A groundbreaking, comprehensive formal theory of grammatical person that recasts its empirical foundations and re-envisions its theoretical core.  Read more...

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