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How many hierarchies, really? Evidence from several Algonquian languages


Zúñiga, Fernando (2008). How many hierarchies, really? Evidence from several Algonquian languages. Linguistische Arbeitsberichte, (86):277-294.

Abstract

The present paper presents in some detail evidence from selected Algonquian languages (Cree, Ojibwa, Micmac, Blackfoot and Arapaho) that strengthens the case against a putative "Algonquian person hierarchy" and shows that, at least at some levels of description, there are multiple nominal hierarchies to be taken into account. In addition, I sketch a tentative way to resolve the problem of multiple hierarchies in Plains Cree, a language that is often at the center of attention in studies dealing with hierarchical alignment and/or personal hierarchies.

The present paper presents in some detail evidence from selected Algonquian languages (Cree, Ojibwa, Micmac, Blackfoot and Arapaho) that strengthens the case against a putative "Algonquian person hierarchy" and shows that, at least at some levels of description, there are multiple nominal hierarchies to be taken into account. In addition, I sketch a tentative way to resolve the problem of multiple hierarchies in Plains Cree, a language that is often at the center of attention in studies dealing with hierarchical alignment and/or personal hierarchies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:12 Mar 2009 09:19
Last Modified:01 May 2016 14:58
Publisher:Institut für Linguistik der Universität Leipzig
ISSN:0138-4597
Additional Information:Der Titel von Band 86/2008 ist "Scales"; Marc Richards & Andrej L. Malchukov (Hrsg.)
Official URL:http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~asw/index2.php?nav=allgemei/lab
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-6129

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