Semantics of the Command for the Third Person


BILIG, no.77, pp.319-338, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 77
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-338
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the literature command is considered under the topics of mood, sentence type, speech act and modality, and has especially received attention with discussions on command for the first person. However, command for the third person also deserves in-depth consideration for languages that have rich agreement such as Turkish. In this work, command for the third person (indirect command) is studied and its various semantic structures are elicited. In the end, it is concluded that command for the third person is an intricate type of command that also includes command for the second person.