Third Person Obviative ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/ThirdPersonObviative


Thing
      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Person Property
                              |_ Third Person Obviative


Definition:

ThirdPersonObviative is a person property that refers to one or more non-participants that are in some way further removed from the speaker than other non-particpants. Contrasts with thirdPersonProximative.



Language Code: crk Some languages divide the third person into proximate and obviative; the proximate is for entity closer to the center of attention, while the obviativeif more background.
2009-06-04 13:28:09
sīsīp-a
duck-OBV
that duck

References:
Corbett (2000:277)


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