Get Aspect in Burmese: Meaning and function (Studies in Language PDF

By Nicoletta Romeo

ISBN-10: 9027231079

ISBN-13: 9789027231079

ISBN-10: 9027291349

ISBN-13: 9789027291349

Show description

Read or Download Aspect in Burmese: Meaning and function (Studies in Language Companion Series) PDF

Best linguistics books

Download e-book for kindle: Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon (Text, by Núria Gala, Reinhard Rapp, Gemma Bel-Enguix

The booklet collects contributions from well-established researchers on the interface among language and cognition. It offers an summary of the most recent insights into this interdisciplinary box from the views of average language processing, machine technology, psycholinguistics and cognitive technological know-how.

Download PDF by by Laila Dybkjaer (Editor), Holmer Hemsen (Editor), Wolfgang: Evaluation of Text and Speech Systems (Text, Speech and

In its 9 chapters, this ebook offers an summary of the cutting-edge and most sensible perform in different sub-fields of review of textual content and speech structures and elements. The assessment facets lined contain speech and speaker popularity, speech synthesis, lively speaking brokers, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, and ordinary language software program like laptop translation, info retrieval, query answering, spoken discussion platforms, information assets, and annotation schemes.

Additional info for Aspect in Burmese: Meaning and function (Studies in Language Companion Series)

Sample text

In spoken Burmese, in independent clauses used to express a negative statement, the two markers usually co-occur within the verbal complex, as in: (42) = mdkif = bl;/ ae|uf = v r = vkyf nau = la m = lou = nai = bu next = month NEG1 = do = CAN = NEG2 ‘[They] will not be able to do [it] next month’ In literary Burmese and in specific structural environments, the clausal post-VN operator &bl; [bu] ‘NEG2’ is not used: (43) ae|uf = v nau = la next = month r = vkyf = mdkif m = lou = nai NEG1 = do = CAN ‘[They] will not be able to do [it] next month’ If the verbal root is monosyllabic, r& [m] ‘NEG1’ will immediately precede it.

For instance: (27) uGsefaw|f vrf; r = avs|uf = mdkif = aw|h = bl;? tn la m = au = nai = t = bu I road NEG1-walk-CAN-FINAL-NEG2 ‘I can’t walk anymore’ [Yin 1981: 22] The main verb avs|uf [au] ‘walk’ is marked for ability by the nuclear operator &mdkif [nai] ‘CAN’, whose lexical source is the main verb mdkif [nai] ‘win; conquer; prevail’. The clausal operator &aw|h [t] ‘FINAL’ used with negative statements marks the event as no longer occurring at speech time, and it therefore conveys a temporal notion, which typically applies at clausal level.

V-TENSE/IF]. In English, therefore, polarity may influence the order of operators. Hla = POSS house = AT p|tkyf = udk r = zwf = yg = bl;/ saou = ko m = pa = pa = bu book = OBJ NEG1 = read = POL = NEG2 ‘Maung Cho didn’t read the book at Ma Hla’s house’ SENTENCE CLAUSE PERIPHERY CORE ARG ARG NUC PRED NP MC = SUBJ PP MH = POSS house = AT NP V book=OBJ NEG=read=POL=NEG V NUC CORE STA CLAUSE CLAUSE CLAUSE SENTENCE PRAG IF STRUCTURE OF BURMESE INDEPENDENT CLAUSES 19 In (7a) and (7b), the operators are ordered according to their scope over the main verb and they consistently follow it, as it is mostly the case in Burmese.

Download PDF sample

Aspect in Burmese: Meaning and function (Studies in Language Companion Series) by Nicoletta Romeo


by Daniel
4.2

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 42 votes