Download PDF by Tolemariam Fufa: A Typology of Verbal Derivation in Ethiopian Afro-Asiatic

By Tolemariam Fufa

ISBN-10: 9460930131

ISBN-13: 9789460930133

Show description

Read Online or Download A Typology of Verbal Derivation in Ethiopian Afro-Asiatic Languages PDF

Similar linguistics books

Download e-book for iPad: Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Linda L. Thornburg

Lately, conceptual metonymy has been famous as a cognitive phenomenon that's as primary as metaphor for reasoning and the development of which means. The completely revised chapters within the current quantity originated as displays in a workshop geared up through the editors for the seventh overseas Pragmatics convention held in Budapest in 2000.

Download e-book for kindle: Hyperedge Replacement: Grammars and Languages by Annegret Habel (auth.)

The world of graph grammars is theoretically beautiful and good inspired byvarious purposes. greater than twenty years in the past, the concept that of graph grammars used to be brought by way of A. Rosenfeld as a formula of a few difficulties in development acceptance and snapshot processing, in addition to through H. J. Schneider as a style for info sort specification.

Download e-book for iPad: Hungarian Language Contact Outside Hungary: Studies on by Anna Fenyvesi

In Communist occasions, it used to be very unlikely to do sociolinguistic paintings on Hungarian in touch with different languages. within the brief time period because the cave in of the Soviet bloc, Hungarian sociolinguists have definitely performed their absolute best to capture up. This quantity brings jointly the culmination in their paintings, a few of which used to be hitherto simply on hand in Hungarian.

Read e-book online Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction PDF

Modern Linguistics can be utilized from first 12 months via to ultimate yr as a primary textual content for college kids taking measure classes in linguistics, English language and cognitive technological know-how and through MA scholars on TEFL classes. it's also hugely compatible for college kids taking language concepts in media and cultural experiences, sleek language, psychology and philosophy, in addition to for speech treatment classes.

Extra resources for A Typology of Verbal Derivation in Ethiopian Afro-Asiatic Languages

Example text

In (32) set ‘woman’ is not the causer of the causative structures. Although the subject agreement element shows that the subject is third person singular masculine, there is no such subject in the structure because if such subject is found at subject position, the structure becomes ungrammatical as it is shown in (32c). Causative verbs such as asäññ- ‘to make wish for’ and as-t’äll- ‘to make hate something’ have similar characteristics. Like in Oromo, these causerless constructions are subjectless in the sense that the ending on the verb is in fact the default form and does not refer to a logical subject.

When causative a- is used as verbalizer, such a- derived verbs can be intransitives; they take one agentive argument as shown below: 33. ’ aläk’k’äs-ä CAUS: cry-3M:PF 39 Chapter 3 34. ’ aš-guwabbät’-ä CAUS- bend-3M:PF The verb aläkkäs- ‘to cry’ is not expressed ideophonically but the intransitive causative aš-guwabbat’- in (34) is derived from an intransitive base gobbät’- ‘to be bent’. , to say ‘bent’. The affixation of the causative morpheme does not result in transitivization of the corresponding base verbs.

Aster-ïn 23. ’ as-yaz-ä-u CAUS-hold-3M:PF-3MSO as-t’äbbäk’-(ä)-at CAUS-guard-3M:PF-3FSO as-bäll-ahu-at CAUS-eat-1S:PF-3FSO In (21) the causees lïj-u-n ‘the boy’ and in (22) and (23) Aster-ïn are expressed as object of the corresponding morphological causatives similar to the patients dïmätu-n ‘the cat’ in (21) and bet-u-n ‘the house’ in (22); 3FSO refers to the causee the patient constituents are all masculine. In these examples, both the causees and patients are marked for accusative case. Object agreement on the verbs is controlled only by causees.

Download PDF sample

A Typology of Verbal Derivation in Ethiopian Afro-Asiatic Languages by Tolemariam Fufa


by Paul
4.1

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 39 votes