The locative-applicative in Eleme
Bond, O. 2009, 'The locative-applicative in Eleme' , Transactions Of The Philological Society, 107 (1) , pp. 1-30.
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The Eleme locative-applicative =inline image is a non-canonical applicative that demonstrates morphosyntactic properties commonly associated with clitics. It is employed in one of two functions: (i) to indicate an increase in the transitivity of a clause and (typically) to introduce an otherwise oblique function as a core argument of a base verb, or (ii) to indicate the presence of an atypical verbal complement. It is usually found in constructions containing a verb stem that expresses location, directed motion or transfer, but also functions as an obligatory component of the Eleme progressive construction. While locative and comitative expressions are common source-constructions for progressives in Niger-Congo languages, Eleme is apparently unique within the literature in that it includes an applicative with comitative function that must be enclitic to a verb of location to express progressive aspect.
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|Schools:||Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Transactions Of The Philological Society|
|Depositing User:||Dr. Oliver Bond|
|Date Deposited:||10 Nov 2011 11:41|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 17:17|
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