The inceptive construction and associated topics in Amharic and related languages

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Asfawwesen, Desalegn;
  • Publisher: Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University
  • Subject: inceptive construction | insubordination | conjunction | converb | complex predicate | grammaticalization | Amharic | Ethio-Semitic | General Language Studies and Linguistics | Jämförande språkvetenskap och allmän lingvistik

This thesis investigates the syntactic features, functions, and diachrony of a complex predicate called ‘the inceptive construction’ which is based on a grammaticalised use of the converbs ‘get up’, ‘pick up’, ‘grasp’, and ‘take’. The languages under investigation are A... View more
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