Introduction to 'The Semantics of Verbal Categories in Nakh-Daghestanian Languages'

Forker, Diana (2018) Introduction to 'The Semantics of Verbal Categories in Nakh-Daghestanian Languages'. In: Forker, Diana, and Maisak, Timur, (eds.) The Semantics of Verbal Categories in Nakh-Daghestanian Languages: tense, aspect, evidentiality, mood and modality. Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture, 16 . Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 1-25.

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[Extract] This book explores the semantics of tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality in Nakh-Daghestanian (North-East Caucasian) languages. From a general point of view, these verbal categories and the conceptual relations between the four semantic domains are interesting for linguists from various theoretical and areal backgrounds as well as for researchers from other fields (philosophy of language, cognition, etc.). Virtually all sentences carry information about tense, aspect, modality, and in many languages also evidentiality. Within individual languages, these domains are commonly formally and functionally interrelated. this raises questions about the categorization and the status of the forms and how we can deal with them when writing grammars of specific languagges, expecially when there is no established research tradition for the languages in question.

Item ID: 53483
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-90-04-36180-5
Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 22:55
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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