To be, or not to be - Functions of copula and auxilliaries in Rangi

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Date Created:
2001
Extent:
11 pages
Abstract:
The present article describes three forms to express the verb ‘to be’ in Rangi, a Tanzanian Bantu language. Particular attention is paid to their functions in sentences and texts. In summary, it is shown how each form has developed in a distinct direction, either semantically or syntactically.
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Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
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Tanzania
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Subject:
verb system
copula
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Entry Number:
42713
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