Show simple item record Botne, Robert 2009-03-03T18:29:23Z 2009-03-03T18:29:23Z 2001
dc.identifier.citation Botne, Robert. (2001) "Towards a Typology of DIE Verbs in African Languages" Explorations in African Linguistics: From Lamnso' to Sesotho - Indiana Working Papers in Linguistics Volume 3. en
dc.description.abstract This paper constitutes an essay in comparative lexical semantics and typology, comparing DIE verbs in nine African languages: Arabic, Tigrinya, Hausa, Dinka, Maa, Chindali, Kinyarwanda, Yoruba, and Akan. Cross-linguistically, DIE verbs, although referring to the same human event, differ in their aspectual structure. Primary DIE verbs, representative of Vendler's class of achievement verbs, provide not only an interesting case study of a single lexical verb, but also an excellent exemplar of the class type. The author proposes that the four types of DIE verbs identified also constitute the potential range of all achievement verbs. en
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dc.publisher Indiana University Linguistics Club en
dc.rights This material is the copyright of the author. Please contact the author for information about reuse or reproduction. en
dc.subject Africa, African languages, comparative linguistics, verbs en
dc.title Towards a Typology of DIE Verbs in African Languages en
dc.type Article en

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