The grammatical representation of commands and prohibitions in Aguaruna

Overall, Simon (2017) The grammatical representation of commands and prohibitions in Aguaruna. In: Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y., and Dixon, R.M.W., (eds.) Commands: a cross-linguistic typology. Explorations in Linguistic Typology . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 61-82.

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Abstract

Aguaruna (Chicham) has a clear set of grammatical categories that are required for a verb to form part of an independent clause. These include aspect, tense, person, and mood. The formal marking of commands and prohibitions interacts with the tense and mood paradigms, and some of the imperative markers have clearly grammaticalized from the same source as a future tense marker. This chapter describes the formal markers of commands and prohibitions, their grammatical properties, and their extended functions in interaction. It also points out some formal features that commands and prohibitions share with interrogative and vocative marking, with the suggestion that such ‘addressee-oriented’ forms would be a fruitful area for future study.

Item ID: 49689
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-880322-5
Keywords: Aguaruna, linguistic, typology, commands
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 05:42
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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