u̱t-Maꞌin predication

While investigating verb forms, it became apparent that a lot of tense/aspect/mood designations in U̱t-Maꞌin involve complex structures beyond verb affixation. This project looks at the auxiliaries that are used to convey a wide range of meanings, where the main semantic verb is in nominalized form and bears noun phrase morphology. This auxiliary-plus-nominal-complement structure has grammaticalized to varying degrees for the different auxiliaries. Other topics explored include nonverbal, existential, and possessive predication as well as negation of the various clause types.

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Rebecca Paterson
Rebecca Paterson
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests include field linguistics, grammatical description, and translation.

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