First person plural marking in the world's languages: Egophoricity and clusivity

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CFS lecture by Henrik Bergqvist, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Title: "First person plural marking in the world’s languages: egophoricity and clusivity"

This talk presents an overview of first person plural marking in the world’s languages with an aim to discuss the egophoric status of first person plurals. Do first person plural markers display characteristics of non-singular first person markers (‘exclusive’), or are they more akin to plural markers that include first person and various configurations of second and third person (‘inclusive’)? The talk considers parameters of form, function, frequency, and distribution of first person plurals and compares them to first and second person singular forms in an attempt to illustrate the complexity of the “we”-notion in the world’s languages.