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Constraint (4), fitting the form to the action, is another motivation for avoidance of the default. Are, then, the two constraints the same thing? No, although they are related. Constraint (5), Circumspection, is a general principle that dictates a recurring avoidance of the default regardless of the substantive action being done in an utterance, although in another sense these uses signal ‘being circumspect’, just like a joke reference to junior as the little emperor might signal ‘being disapproving’.
The compatibility can be appreciated from either preference’s point of view: Names are prototypical and ideal recognitionals in part because they are minimized reference forms as well; and the stock of minimized forms includes a set (of which names are only one sort) that is for use as recognitionals. ) Massive resources are provided by the organization of reference to persons through reference forms for references that satisfy both preferences concurrently, and those resources are overwhelmingly used.
Of the referent, while zeros rely on pragmatic inference (using the descriptive content of associated predicates). Secondly, they provide increasing pools of possible referents as far as the semantic conditions go: A name denotes one of a small set of people who bear that name, but a kin term usually denotes a larger set. For example, there may be ten Yidika’s on the island, but Yidika tp:oo ‘Yidika’s son’ is likely to be in forty ways ambiguous (on the ethnographically reasonable assumption that on average each Yidika has four sons).