University of Arizona
Download file
Download file
2 files

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

posted on 2021-06-03, 16:48 authored 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.

For inquiries regarding the contents of this dataset, please contact the Corresponding Author listed in the README.txt file. Administrative inquiries (e.g., removal requests, trouble downloading, etc.) can be directed to


Usage metrics

    Social Sciences