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Denominal verbs in Seri

Issue Date:
2008
Date Created:
2007
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NSF (BCS-0110676)
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pages 471-488
Abstract:
Denominal verbs in Seri are productively formed by affixing the prefix i- to a bound noun base (such as body-part nouns) and typically mean 'have X' or something related pragmatically to that meaning. The denominal verb may be morphologically and syntactically transitive or intransitive. When it is transitive, a direct object may appear in the clause which further specifies the identity of the noun which is in the verb. The noun base is typically nonreferential, although some examples in which it is referential appear to be quite acceptable.
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Relation Text:
International Journal of American Linguistics, 74(4)
Entry Number:
62787