The semantics of perfect in Nafsan and implications for typology

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Show simple item record Krajinović, Ana 2019-12-05T09:01:50Z 2019-12-05T09:01:50Z 2019-12-05
dc.identifier.other 1684840759 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract This paper offers an analysis of the semantics of the perfect in Nafsan (South Efate) and argues for several implications for the typology of the perfect aspect. I show that all the functions of the perfect in Nafsan can be derived from placing the Topic Time in the posttime of the event in question, equal to Klein (1994) analysis of the English perfect. The main typological implications discussed within this analysis are: a) perfect in a tenseless language can have present, past, and future perfect readings, b) the interpretation of change of state can arise with perfects through aspectual coercion of states, c) duality with negation can arise as a consequence of the aspectual coercion process and not necessarily from the meaning of ‘already’. These three points are taken to argue against the proposed typological category of “iamitive” that unites the meanings of the resultative function of the perfect and ‘already’ (Olsson, 2013). en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Linguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 490 de_DE
dc.subject.other Linguistics en
dc.subject.other Semantics en
dc.subject.other Nafsan en
dc.subject.other Austronesian languages en
dc.subject.other Perfect Aspect en
dc.subject.other Aspect en
dc.title The semantics of perfect in Nafsan and implications for typology en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 9 Sonstige / Externe de_DE
utue.opus.portal triplea5 de_DE


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