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by Felix K. Ameka,Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu

Download Aspect and Modality in Kwa Languages (Studies in Language Companion Series) ePub
  • ISBN 9027205671
  • ISBN13 978-9027205674
  • Language English
  • Author Felix K. Ameka,Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu
  • Publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company; 100 edition (April 10, 2008)
  • Pages 335
  • Formats azw lrf mobi lrf
  • Category Reference
  • Subcategory Words Language and Grammar
  • Size ePub 1105 kb
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This book explores the thesis that in the Kwa languages of West Africa, aspect and modality are more central to the grammar of the verb than tense. Where tense marking has emerged it is invariably in the expression of the future, and therefore concerned with the impending actualization or potentiality of an event, hence with modality, rather than the purely temporal sequencing associated with tense. The primary grammatical contrasts are perfective versus imperfective. The main languages discussed are Akan, Dangme, Ewe, Ga and Tuwuli while Nzema-Ahanta, Likpe and Eastern Gbe are also mentioned. Knowledge about these languages has deepened considerably during the past decade or so and ideas about their structure have changed. The volume therefore presents novel analyses of grammatical forms like the so-called S-Aux-O-V-Other or “future” constructions, and provides empirical data for theorizing about aspect and modality. It should be of considerable interest to Africanist linguists, typologists, and creolists interested in substrate issues.

Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu. Cited by. Cited by other publications.

Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu. University of Ghana, Legon. Where tense marking has emerged it is invariably in the expression of the future, and therefore concerned with the impending actualization or potentiality of an event, hence with modality, rather than the purely temporal sequencing associated with tense. The primary grammatical contrasts are perfective versus imperfective.

336. Авторские права.

Where tense marking has emerged it is invariably in the expression of the future, and therefore concerned with the impending actualization or potentiality of an event, hence with modality, rather than the purely temporal sequencing associated with tense. 336.

Mary Esther Kropp DakubuEmerita Professor, Institute of African Studies, University of. .Aspect and modality in Ewe: A survey.

N. J. EnfieldProfessor of Linguistics, The University of Sydney. Journal of Pragmatics 11 (3), 299-326, 1987. The grammatical packaging of experiencers in Ewe: a study in the semantics of syntax.

Felix K. Ameka of Leiden University, Leiden (LEI) Read 61 publications . Ameka of Leiden University, Leiden (LEI) Read 61 publications Contact Felix K. Ameka.

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