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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language