Family Resemblance and the Syncretism of Reflexive Marks: The Case of Georgian.

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  • João Paulo Lazzarini-Cyrino Universidade de São Paulo

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https://doi.org/10.20396/cel.v56i2.8641474

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Sincretismo. Voz-média. Reflexividade.

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Georgian verbal pre-radical vowel -i- raises many issues for generative and cognitive approaches to the syncretism of reflexive marks. The vowel bears medio-passive functionalities (Nash, 2002), occurring also in full reflexives (Amiridze, 2006) and as a perfective aspect marker for atelic verbs (Holisky, 1981). In this paper I show that any analysis based in valence reduction - the most obvious path for accounting for this kind of phenomenon - is uncapable of foreseeing the distribution of -i-. Alternatively, I propose that the vowel is distributed according to a Wittgensteinian Family Resemblance (Familienähnlichkeit) set.

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Biografia do Autor

João Paulo Lazzarini-Cyrino, Universidade de São Paulo

Possui graduação em Letras pela Universidade de São Paulo (2008), mestrado em Letras pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2011) e doutorado em Lingüística pela Universidade de São Paulo (2015). Atualmente é professor da Universidade Federal da Bahia. Tem experiência na área de Lingüística, com ênfase em Teoria e Análise Lingüística, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: morfossintaxe, teoria e tipologia linguística.

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2015-06-29

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LAZZARINI-CYRINO, J. P. Family Resemblance and the Syncretism of Reflexive Marks: The Case of Georgian. Cadernos de Estudos Linguísticos, Campinas, SP, v. 56, n. 2, p. 197–217, 2015. DOI: 10.20396/cel.v56i2.8641474. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/cel/article/view/8641474. Acesso em: 6 fev. 2023.

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