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Importantly, different configurations are suggested for inclusive and non-inclusive languages. A pioneering paper by Arnold Zwicky (Zwicky 1977) suggested what is probably the earliest interpretation of the Algonquian pronominal system within the general framework of personal reference. Analyzing person marker assignment, he admits that the non-canonical hierarchy of locutors (Zwicky’s referential units) {Addressee > Speaker} would solve the problem. However, Zwicky proceeds to insist on the universalily of the {Speaker > Addressee} hierarchy.

See Figure 4. In other words, the traditional approach calls the inclusive a first-person pronoun because it implicitly considers the inclusion of the speaker to be its primary feature, and the speaker to be the primary member of the group. The reason for this becomes obvious within the approach suggested above. Indo-European languages are non-inclusive, and thus rank the speaker higher than the addressee. Because Indo-European languages are the point of departure of traditional linguistic studies, the hierarchy {Speaker > Addressee} is adopted as a universal principle of human cognition and projected onto inclusive languages, which makes the inclusive a subcategory of the first-person category.

With assignment rules, it is unclear where exactly the notion of person is hidTable 7. Hierarchical person assignment rules a. Non-inclusive languages. b. Inclusive languages 1. If  the group includes the speaker, assign 1st person 2. If the group includes the addressee, assign 2nd person 3.  If the group includes both speaker and addressee, assign inclusive 1. If the group includes the speaker, assign 1st person (traditional exclusive) 2. If the group includes the addressee, assign 2nd persona 3.

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