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(Un-)restricting tense in awing

  • In recent years, formal semantic research on the meaning of tense and aspect has benefited from a number of studies investigating languages with graded tense systems. This paper contributes a first sketch of the temporal marking system of Awing (Grassfields Bantu), focusing on two varieties of remote past and remote future. We argue that the data support a "symmetric" analysis of past and future tense in Awing. In our specific proposal, Awing temporal remoteness markers are uniformly analyzed as quantificational tense operators, and both the past and the future paradigm include a form that prevents contextual restriction of this temporal quantifier.

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Author:Anne Mucha, Henry Zamchang Fominyam
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-739346
Handle:http://10900/73934
DOI:https://doi.org/10.15496/publikation-15342
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of TripleA 3. Fieldwork perspectives on the semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian languages
Publisher:Universitätsverlag
Place of publication:Tübingen
Editor:Vera Hohaus, Wanda Rothe
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:German
Year of first Publication:2017
Date of Publication (online):2017/01/27
Publicationstate:Veröffentlichungsversion
Department:Grammatik
Tag:Graded Tense; Quantifier Restriction
GND Keyword:Afrikanische Sprachen; Bantu; Feldforschung; Semantik
First Page:32
Last Page:46
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Semantik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG