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Poster Presentation for "Variation in honorificity: mismatches in allocutive languages"

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posted on 03.06.2021, 16:48 by Gurmeet Kaur, Akitaka Yamada
This poster was presented on 2021 April 8 - 11 at the 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.

Provided abstract:
We present honorific mismatches between 2P pronouns and allocutivity in Japanese to argue against a consolidated account of honorificity à la Portner et al. (2019). The allocutive marker in Japanese consists of a [politeness] feature, valued by agreement with a c-like head. However, honorificity on Japanese pronouns is not monolithic and encodes a range of affective meanings, not all of which can be encoded via formal features. This shows that a c-based account is insufficient for pronouns.



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