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Mundari reciprocals

Evans, Nicholas; Osada, Toshiki


This paper investigates the semantics of reciprocal constructions in Mundari, an Austro-Asiatic language of northern India. Two grammatical constructions express reciprocity: a basic construction, which infixes <pV> to verb roots, and a serialised construction adding -idi �take� to the basic reciprocal. The reciprocal construction is limited to subject-object coreference and cannot be fed by affixal derivational processes like applicatives or causatives, though it can be fed by zero conversion...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Reciprocals and Semantic Typology
DOI: /10.1075/tsl.98.06eva


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