Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Aspects of Plurality in =Hoan (Collins 2001)

Abstract: In =Hoan, nouns and verbs can be pluralized. This article investigates various syntactic and semantic aspects of plurality in =Hoan: first, the formation of plurals of inalienable nouns, then, how the plurals of verbs (termed PLURACTIONAL VERBS) are formed in much the same way as the plurals of inalienable nouns. The phenomenon of pluractional verbs strongly supports the event argument analysis of verbal semantics.

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