Habiltuality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia

von Prince, Lilu, Krajinovic, Ana, Margetts, Anna, Thieberger, Nick, and Guerin, Valerie (2019) Habiltuality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia. STUF - Language Typology and Universals, 72 (1). pp. 21-66.

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Abstract: Our knowledge about tense, aspect and modality (TMA) in the Oceanic languages of Melanesia has so far been severely limited by the lack of available data. Habituality in particular, as one of the less described TMA categories, has not yet been widely discussed for this group of languages. Based on corpus data and elicitations, we give a detailed overview of four languages, identifying common trends and addressing specific questions of general concern. These include the relation of habituality to (im)perfectivity and the relation between habituality and irrealis.

Item ID: 58815
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2196-7148
Keywords: aspect, Oceanic, reduplication, modality
Funders: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Projects and Grants: DFG MelaTAMP 273640553
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 02:02
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%
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