2019-02-26Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/27621
Habituality in four Oceanic languages of Melanesia
Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Our knowledge about tense, aspect and modality (TMA) in the Oceanic languages of Melanesia has so far been severely limited by the lack of available data. Habituality in particular, as one of the less described TMA categories, has not yet been widely discussed for this group of languages. Based on corpus data and elicitations, we give a detailed overview of four languages, identifying common trends and addressing specific questions of general concern. These include the relation of habituality to (im)perfectivity and the relation between habituality and irrealis.
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