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Title: Agreement in Persian
Paper URL: http://www.linguistik-online.de/29_06/
Author: Ahmad R. Lotfi
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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/


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