The Function of Verb Prefixes in Southwestern Otomí

Author(s):
Andrews, Henrietta
Description:

Discusses how Otomí verb prefixes include deixis in their function.

States that a key element to understanding the makeup of Otomí verbs is the role of deixis in the verb and elsewhere in the sentence. Discusses how every independent Otomi sentence is grounded in reality through deixis, and every dependent sentence depends upon deictic grounding in sentences around it.

An altnenate language name for Southwestern Otomí is Otomi de Estado de México.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Abbreviations

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 Deixis in Otomí
    1.2 The deictic center
    1.3 Verbs without prefixes
    1.4 Deictic adverbs
    1.5 Directional verb suffixes
    1.6 Derivational prefixes
    1.7 The phonological reduction of verb prefixes
    1.8 Augmentation of mutable verb roots
    1.9 Interpreting homophonous prefix strings

  3. The Noun Phrase
  4. 2.1-2.5 Determiners
    2.6 Quantifiers
    2.7 Preposed descriptive modifiers
    2.8 Postposed modifiers
    2.9 Nonactive predicates

  5. Primary Second-order Prefixes
  6. 3.1 Present-tense prefixes
    3.2 Completive-aspect prefixes
    3.3 Future-tense prefixes

  7. Conjunct Second-order Prefixes
  8. 4.1 The syntactic distribution of conjunct clauses
    4.2 First-person conjunct prefixes
    4.3 Second-person conjunct prefixes
    4.4 Third-person conjunct prefixes

  9. Third-order Prefixes
  10. 5.1 The imperfect prefixes
    5.2 Imperfect mí- with primary second-order prefixes
    5.3 Imperfect mí- with conjunct second-order prefixes
    5.4 The eventline adverb šì
    5.5 The eventline prefix ší-

  11. First-order Prefixes
  12. 6.1-6.3 Punctiliar prefixes
    6.4-6.6 Durative prefixes
    6.7-6.8 Progressive prefixes
    6.9 The future perfect prefix
    6.10 Person-marking irrealis prefixes

  13. Otomí Text

Index

$10.50
Date:
1993
Extent:
x, 105 pages
Subject:
Deixis
ISBN 13:
978-0883126059
ISBN 10:
0883126052
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.24 in
Weight:
0.4 lb
Field:
Country:
Mexico
Subject Languages:
Content Language: