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Identifier:KO983A1999b
Title [Cultural Determinants of Grammatical Structure: Color Terms in Koyukon Athabaskan]
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Cultural Determinants of Grammatical Structure: Color Terms in Koyukon Athabaskan
"ABSTRACT :Koyukon verb themes can be grouped into larger categories on the basis of shared morphosyntactic characteristics (Axelrod 1993). The formal differences between the seven verb theme categories are correlated with semantic differences. In the case of neuter verbs, two of the three categories can be differentiated on this basis of a difference between temporary or accidental vs. essential or permanent qualities. Stative theme category verbs are used to imply the achievement of a particular position or condition, while descriptive category themes refer more often to an inherent characteristic or quality of an object or situation."
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Citation
Submitted to Anthropological Linguistics
Contributors Axelrod, Melissa (author)
Date1999
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Subject Language(s) Koyukon
LingType grammatical
Files: Determinants.PDF


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