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Chapter 7. Middles and reflexives in Yucatec Maya: Trusting speaker intuition

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dc.contributor.authorMartínez Corripio, Israelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaldonado, Ricardoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-19T01:14:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-19T01:14:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationMartínez 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.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-8248-3530-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4454-
dc.description.abstractIn 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.format.extent25 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLD&C Special Publication 2en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Licenseen_US
dc.subjectmiddle voiceen_US
dc.subjectreflexiveen_US
dc.subjectYucatec Mayaen_US
dc.subjectspeaker intuitionen_US
dc.titleChapter 7. Middles and reflexives in Yucatec Maya: Trusting speaker intuitionen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
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