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Refinitization of the Manner converb in Beja (Cushitic)

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  • Vanhove, Martine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
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HAL-UPMC
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English
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Abstract

This chapter, after a brief presentation (section 2) of the typological characteristics relevant for a better understanding of the data, focuses on the description and analysis of the Manner converb which functions at several levels of juncture: its predicative use in deranked adverbial clauses (section 3) and completive and relative clauses (sections 4 and 5) for the encoding of inter-clausal relations; as an adverb and a postposition (section 6), and a cognate object (section 7) at the level of the verb phrase; as a verbal adjective (section 8) in copredicative and attributive positions at the level of the verb phrase and the noun phrase; and finally its refinitization via periphrastic constructions with auxiliary verbs and a nominal copula (section 9) for the encoding of TAM values, including as the core verb in independent clauses. The concluding section (10) discusses the possible origin of the Manner converb and grammaticalization paths and scenari that may have taken place during the process of refinitization.

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