Crossing aspectual frontiers: emergence, evolution, and interwoven semantic domains in South Conchucos Quechua discourse

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Date:
2011
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University of California Press
Publisher Place:
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California; London, United Kingdom
Part Of Series:
University of California Publications in Linguistics 146
Extent:
xxv, 350 pages
Description:
This book presents a comprehensive account of the grammatical expression of aspect and related semantic domains in South Conchucos Quechua, a language of central Peru. Based on a corpus of naturally-occurring speech, the approach applied here integrates the description of the synchronic system in South Conchucos with an investigation of cognitive and communicative forces that have shaped aspect and related categories across the language family. Additionally, the aspect system is positioned within a typological framework, supporting certain cross-linguistic tendencies and highlighting properties unique to Quechua.
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Published
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Peru
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Entry Number:
43546