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Aspectual and focal functions of Cognate-Head-Dependent Constructions: Evidence from Africa

Bond, O and Anderson, GDS (2014) Aspectual and focal functions of Cognate-Head-Dependent Constructions: Evidence from Africa Linguistic Typology, 18 (2). pp. 215-250.

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Abstract

Cognate-Head-Dependent Constructions (CHDCs) are employed across numerous genera in Africa to signpost alternations in the aspectual characteristics of a predicate or the information focus of a clause. The co-occurrence of a finite lexical verb (the cognate head) and an etymologically related (deverbal) noun or non-finite verb form (the cognate dependent) in such structures is interpreted with reference to the scalar semantics of events and properties. Within this areal typology, CHDCs are employed to indicate either (i) a high point relative to a norm on a semantic scale, or (ii) a conventionally low-ranked possibility, in order to implicitly contrast possible alternatives.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Bond, OUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Anderson, GDSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : September 2014
Identification Number : 10.1515/lingty-2014-0010
Additional Information : Copyright 2014 De Gruyter
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Dec 2015 11:38
Last Modified : 11 Dec 2015 11:38
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/809287

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