Non-spatial setting in Ma Manda

Pennington, Ryan (2014) Non-spatial setting in Ma Manda. STUF - Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, 67 (3). pp. 327-364.

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This article describes the "non-spatial setting" (Dixon 2010: 152–155) of Ma Manda, a Finisterre-Huon language of Papua New Guinea – especially the categories of tense, aspect, reality status, and modality. Particularly noteworthy is the multiplicity of morpho-phonological verb classes which interact in unique ways with verbal inflections, the productive use of multi-verb constructions to encode aspectual and modal distinctions, and the diverse functions of the irrealis inflection. Discussion is paired with numerous paradigms and examples in order to be maximally beneficial to linguistic typology, as well as to foster detailed comparison among Finisterre-Huon languages.

Item ID: 38422
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0942-2919
Keywords: Ma Manda language, Finisterre-Huon, tense, aspect, modality
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 03:20
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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