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Towards an Aspect-Based Analysis of the Verb Categories of Amurdak

Mailhammer, Robert

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This paper proposes a reanalysis of the TAM categories of Amurdak. Previous work has assumed a contrast of tense categories. It will be shown that such an analysis is inadequate, as it cannot accurately account for the data, because the morphemes representing these categories do not have the function to localize events in time. Instead, it is posited that the Amurdak verb possesses a contrast between a perfective and an imperfective aspect. This permits an accurate explanation of the data, and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMailhammer, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:54:51Z
dc.identifier.issn0726-8602
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39117
dc.description.abstractThis paper proposes a reanalysis of the TAM categories of Amurdak. Previous work has assumed a contrast of tense categories. It will be shown that such an analysis is inadequate, as it cannot accurately account for the data, because the morphemes representing these categories do not have the function to localize events in time. Instead, it is posited that the Amurdak verb possesses a contrast between a perfective and an imperfective aspect. This permits an accurate explanation of the data, and it is wellsupported cross-linguistically. In addition, it opens up interesting questions from the viewpoint of comparative areal and typological linguistics.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Linguistics
dc.subjectKeywords: Amurdak; Aspect; Iwaidjan languages; Non-pama-nyungan; Verbal categories
dc.titleTowards an Aspect-Based Analysis of the Verb Categories of Amurdak
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume29
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9313127xPUB171
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMailhammer, Robert, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage349
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage391
local.identifier.doi10.1080/07268600903232915
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:58:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79952862402
local.identifier.thomsonID000274669600003
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