Predicate nominals and enclitic copulas in Jivaroan and Candoshi

Overall, Simon E. (2014) Predicate nominals and enclitic copulas in Jivaroan and Candoshi. In: Abstracts from Amazonicas V. pp. 44-45. From: Amazonicas V, 26-30 May 2014, Belém, Brazil.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Abstract Only) - Published Version
Download (150kB) | Preview
View at Publisher Website: http://www2.museu-goeldi.br/amazonicas/i...
 
30


Abstract

Non-verbal predication may involve a fully or partly inflected copula verb, an invariant particle, a bound copula or no overt copula at all. In the case of Aguaruna (Jivaroan), Overall (2008) describes three possibilities for equative/attributive clauses: (i) the unmarked predicate nominal may be juxtaposed to the subject, resulting in a genuinely nonverbal clause; (ii) the predicate nominal may have an enclitic copula; and (iii) a separate fully inflected copula verb may be used. Option (iii) is in complementary distribution with the other options, and is obligatory in most non-present tenses; most non-finite clauses; and where the subject is plural. The enclitic copula has present and remote past tense forms, and is marked for the obligatory verbal categories of person and mood; these are marked as in finite verbs for first and second person subjects (cf. 1, 2), but third person forms are phonologically reduced portmanteaux (compare the finite verb in 3 with the copula enclitic in 4).

Item ID: 38561
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Related URLs:
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 01:45
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 30
Last 12 Months: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page