Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Raciolinguistics

Edited by H. Samy Alim, John R. Rickford, and Arnetha F. Ball

Raciolinguistics "Brings together a critical mass of scholars to form a new field dedicated to theorizing and analyzing language and race together."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery

By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."


Academic Paper


Title: Agreement in Persian
Paper URL: http://www.linguistik-online.de/29_06/
Author: Ahmad R. Lotfi
Email: click here TO access email
Homepage: http://lotfi-ahmadreza.blogspot.com/
Institution: Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax
Subject Language: Dari
Persian, Iranian
Abstract: This article investigates agreement as a number marking mechanism in Persian. The mechanism differs from number marking on nominals in that with an inanimate plural subject, the SG verbal ending signals a collective conceptualization of the experience where the members of the group are considered together as a single unit. The PL ending, on the other hand, signals a distributive conceptualization where the entities are individuated; hence, they are considered to be dispersed over space, or distinct in sort or time. Autonomy—whether the entity is conceived of as governing the course of events or not—seems to underlie the choice between SG and PL.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Linguistik Online
URL: http://www.linguistik-online.de/29_06/
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page