Etymological determinate particles in Erzya word derivation

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This paper discusses three groups of derivates in the Erzya Mordvinian language etymologically associated with the deictic pronoun se 'that (egocentric, distal)'. Each group of derivatives is, historically, from a different period, and therefore each one is dealt with separately. The individual groups are examined for deictic and discourse features. Examples have been taken from grammars, and there are also ones produced by native speakers. It appears that the more opaque the derivation the less deictic its use. Finally, not all of the groups are equally acceptable among native speakers, and it would appear that at least the latter two groups merit an in-depth investigation according to dialect and age group of users.
Titel på värdpublikationInternational Symposium on Deictic Systems and Quantification in Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia : Collection of Papers
RedaktörerPirkko Suihkonen, Bernard Comrie
Antal sidor9
UtgivningsortLeipzig, Germany
FörlagMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
ISBN (tryckt)5-93972-346-2
StatusPublicerad - 2003
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangInternational Symposium on Deictic Systems and Quanti­fication in Languages Spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia - Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Ryssland
Varaktighet: 22 maj 200125 maj 2001
Konferensnummer: LENCA I


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