Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia

Kilu von Prince, Anna Krajinovic, Anna Margetts, Nick Thieberger, Valerie Guerin

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-66
Number of pages46
JournalSTUF - Language Typology and Universals
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • aspect
  • oceanic
  • reduplication
  • modality

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von Prince, Kilu ; Krajinovic, Anna ; Margetts, Anna ; Thieberger, Nick ; Guerin, Valerie. / Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia. In: STUF - Language Typology and Universals. 2019 ; Vol. 72, No. 1. pp. 21-66.
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von Prince, K, Krajinovic, A, Margetts, A, Thieberger, N & Guerin, V 2019, 'Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia' STUF - Language Typology and Universals, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 21-66. https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2019-0002

Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia. / von Prince, Kilu; Krajinovic, Anna; Margetts, Anna; Thieberger, Nick; Guerin, Valerie.

In: STUF - Language Typology and Universals, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2019, p. 21-66.

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