Constructing Collectivity: "We" Across Languages and by Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou

By Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou

This can be the 1st edited quantity devoted in particular to first individual non-singular reference (‘we’). Its target is to discover the interaction among the grammatical implies that a language deals for achieving collective self-reference and the socio-pragmatic – on the whole – services of ‘we’. along with an advent, which deals an summary of the issues and matters linked to first individual non-singular reference, the amount includes fifteen chapters that hide languages as different as, e.g., Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Cha’palaa and Norf’k, and numerous interactional and genre-specific contexts of spoken and written discourse. It, therefore, successfully demonstrates the complexity of collective self-reference and the variety of phenomena that turn into appropriate whilst ‘we’ isn't tested in isolation yet in the context of located language use. The ebook could be of specific curiosity to researchers engaged on individual deixis and reference, own pronouns, collective identities, etc., yet also will entice linguists whose paintings lies on the interface among grammar and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse and dialog research.

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