Nominalizations in Murui (Witotoan)

Wojtylak, Katarzyna I. (2018) Nominalizations in Murui (Witotoan). STUF - Language Typology and Universals, 71 (1). pp. 19-46.

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Abstract

This paper discusses forms, types, and functions of nominalizations in Murui, a Witotoan language spoken in Colombia and Peru. It is concerned with those nominalizations that involve classifiers and those that do not (agentive S/A nominalizations and event nominalizations). Murui nominalizations share a number of noun-like and verb-like properties. While agentive S/A nominaliza-tions and those involving classifiers are more noun-like in nature, event nomi-nalizations are more verb-like.

Item ID: 52767
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2196-7148
Keywords: Murui; Witoto; Witotoan languages; nominalization; classifiers; repeaters; complementation strategy; relativization strategy
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 23:49
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 100%
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