The Buwal Verb Phrase

Date:
2012
Publisher:
SIL
Publisher Place:
Yaounde, Cameroon
Sponsored By:
MINISTERE DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET DE L’INNOVATION
Extent:
76 pages
Description:
This paper is a brief description of Buwal verbs and verb phrases. It begins with a section on verbs which covers the structure of verb roots (Section 2.1), verbal subclasses (Section 2.2) and verbal morphology (Section 2.3). Section 3 deals with what could be the verb phrase, its structure and the function of the various elements found within it. Complex verb constructions are discussed in Section 4. Finally valency adjusting is covered in Section 5.
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction …3 1.1 Language background…3, 1.2 Previous studies…3, 1.3 Summary of phonology… 3, 1.4 Transcription… 4, 1.5 Scope of paper… 5, 1.6 Acknowledgements… 5 2. The verb 6 2.1 The verb stem… 6, 2.1.1 Simple verb roots… 6, 2.2.2 Verbs derived from adjectives… 7 2.1.3 Reduplication… 8, 2.1.4 Underlying tone… 9, 2.2 Verb sub-classes …10, 2.2.1 Intransitive verbs… 10, 2.2.2 Ambitransitive verbs… 11, 2.2.3 Transitive verbs… 12, 2.2.4 Transitive with obligatory object… 13, 2.3 Verb morphology… 14, 2.3.1 Person/number affixes… 15, 2.3.1.1 Subject prefixes… 16, 2.3.1.2 Direct object suffixes… 16, 2.3.1.3 Indirect object suffixes… 19, 2.3.2 Tense/aspect prefixes… 21, 2.3.2.1 Imperfective aspect… 22, 2.3.2.2 Perfective aspect …23, 2.3.2.3 Unspecified aspect… 25, 2.3.2.4 Future tense… 27, 2.3.3 Ventive suffixes …30, 2.3.4 Transitivity suffix… 33, 2.3.5 Autobenefactive suffix… 39 2.3.6 First person inclusive collective suffix… 40, 2.3.7 Imperative mood… 40, 2.3.7.1 Imperative…41, 2.3.7.2 Hortative…42, 2.3.7.3 Jussive… 45, 2.4 Deverbalising processes… 46 2.4.1 Nominalisation… 46, 2.4.1.1 Agent nominalisation …46, 2.4.1.2 Patient nominalisation…47, 2.4.1.3 Action nominalisation …49, 2.4.1.4 Location nominalisation… 50, 2.4.2 Resultative participle… 51, 3. The verb phras… 52, 3.1 Possessive subject pronoun… 52, 3.2 Itive marker…55, 3.3 Direct object…57, 3.4 Indirect object …57, 3.5 Verbal particles… 59, 3.5.1 Completive marker… 60, 3.5.2 Marker of similtaneity …61, 3.5.3 Marker of accomplishment… 62, 3.5.4 Marker of anticipation… 63 4. Complex verb constructions… 64 4.1 Infinitive…64, 4.2 Highlighted form…66, 4.3 Pluractional…68 5. Valency adjusting… 68 5.1 Impersonal …69, 5.2 Reflexive… 70, 5.3 Reciprocal… 71 6. Abbreviations… 72 7. Bibliography… 73
Country:
Cameroon
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Entry Number:
51468