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Voraussetzungen für ein feminines Genus und Implikationen für das Kategoriensystem des frühindogermanischen Nomens


Litscher, Roland (2014). Voraussetzungen für ein feminines Genus und Implikationen für das Kategoriensystem des frühindogermanischen Nomens. In: Neri, Sergio; Schuhmann, Roland. Studies on the Collective and Feminine in Indo-European from a Diachronic and Typological Perspective. Leiden: Brill, 137-165.

Abstract

In this paper the widely held opinion that the PIE collectives were a derivational category of neuter gender is contested. It is shown that the later agreement patterns of the feminine gender and the neuter plural are better derived from an inflectional category “collective” already marked by agreement. Next, the implications of this reconstruction for the categorial system of the PIE noun are explored and it is proposed that the late PIE gender/number system results from the reduction of an earlier noun class system with many classes, marked by agreement. Finally, the reconstruction of the early PIE state of affairs is illustrated with a typological parallel from Amazonia.

Abstract

In this paper the widely held opinion that the PIE collectives were a derivational category of neuter gender is contested. It is shown that the later agreement patterns of the feminine gender and the neuter plural are better derived from an inflectional category “collective” already marked by agreement. Next, the implications of this reconstruction for the categorial system of the PIE noun are explored and it is proposed that the late PIE gender/number system results from the reduction of an earlier noun class system with many classes, marked by agreement. Finally, the reconstruction of the early PIE state of affairs is illustrated with a typological parallel from Amazonia.

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Item Type:Book Section, 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:German
Date:2014
Deposited On:06 Feb 2014 07:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:38
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:978-90-04-23096-5
Related URLs:http://www.brill.com/products/book/studies-collective-and-feminine-indo-european-diachronic-and-typological-perspective

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