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On the typology and syntax of TAM in Indonesian

Arka, I Wayan


This paper discusses Indonesian tense-aspect-modality (TAM): its typology as well as its structural and semantic properties. It is demonstrated that Indonesian TAM is of the morphosemantic and contextual type. While having no grammatical TAM, Indonesian shows a finiteness constraint. Certain control verbs such as ingin �wish� take truncated complements where finite auxiliaries akan/sudah/sedang �will/already/in the process of� are not allowed. The paper discusses the morphosemantic TAM...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: NUSA: Linguistic studies of languages in and around Indonesia


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