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Thai "jùu" and "kamlaŋ": where tense and aspect meet

Prang Thiengburanathum


This paper discusses the similarities and differences between "kamlaŋ" and "jùu" based on their own internal logic. It shows that "kamlaŋ" does not simply express the ongoing progression of an event, but also indicates a temporal relation between time of situation (T-SIT) and topic time (TT) (Klein 1994). Based on Klein’s theory of tense and aspect, "kamlaŋ" serves as a temporal relator indicating that T-SIT coincides with TT. The fact that Thai is not a tensed language does not mean that the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 6 (2013): 158-188


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