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Chapter 7. Middles and reflexives in Yucatec Maya: Trusting speaker intuition
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Chapter 7. Middles and reflexives in Yucatec Maya: Trusting speaker intuition
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Martínez Corripio, Israel & Ricardo Maldonado. 2010. Middles and reflexives in Yucatec Maya: Trusting speaker intuition In Andrea L. Berez, Jean Mulder, & Daisy Rosenblum (eds.), Fieldwork and Linguistic Analysis in Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 147-171. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.
978-0-8248-3530-9
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Martínez Corripio, Israel (author)
Maldonado, Ricardo (author)
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2010-05
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University of Hawai'i Press
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In this paper we provide a characterization of the middle construction in YM, and show that the apparently unpredictable distribution of middle voice in YM corresponds to a neatly identified, and quite limited, system of absolute events, i.e., events in which no energy is expended (Langacker 1987). This strategy is not exploited by other related Mayan languages, which tend to encode all absolute events as simple intransitive verbs. The semantic coherence of middle voice in YM is only discernible by combining analysis of narrative texts and direct elicitation with attention to speaker intuition in a variety of situational contrastive contexts guided by cognitive principles which are known to determine the behavior of middle voice systems in other languages.
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English
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Text
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25 pages
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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
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middle voice
reflexive
Yucatec Maya
speaker intuition
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Book Chapter
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Archive: Language Documentation and Conservation
Online: Yes
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Maldonado, Ricardo
Contributor: Martínez Corripio, Israel
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Title: Chapter 7. Middles and reflexives in Yucatec Maya: Trusting speaker intuition
Other format: 25 pages
Other rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Other subject: Yucatec Maya
Other subject: middle voice
Other subject: reflexive
Other subject: speaker intuition
Other type: Book Chapter