1887

Aspect in Burmese

Meaning and function

image of Aspect in Burmese
GBP
Buy:£92.00 + Taxes
  • Author(s): Nicoletta Romeo 1
  • View Affiliations Hide Affiliations
    Affiliations: 1: University of Sydney/University of New South Wales
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Date January 2008
  • e-Book ISBN: 9789027291349
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/slcs.96

Abstract

The book presents an overview of the aspectual system of Burmese, and it focuses on the analysis and description of the meaning and function of some aspectual markers which are among the most commonly used in the language. The analysis highlights a few important facts. Firstly, these markers, which typically follow the main verb within the verbal complex, derive from lexical verbs which are still in use in Burmese. This is an important descriptive factor, since the function of these markers can only be fully understood by looking at the interplay between the semantics of their lexical sources and the semantics of the verbs they modify. Secondly, it is the semantics of the aspectual markers that determines both their order vis-à-vis the main verb and their order vis-à-vis the other markers within the verbal complex. The interplay between the semantics and the syntax of these markers is analysed by adopting Role and Reference Grammar.

Subjects: Sino-Tibetan languages; Theoretical linguistics; Syntax; Semantics

References

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/books/9789027291349
Loading
/content/books/9789027291349
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Chapter
content/books/9789027291349
Book
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error