Reanalyzing the morphology and semantics of verbal plural marking in Quechan

Carrie Gillon, Robert Mailhammer

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Abstract

In this paper, we re-investigate the morphology and semantics of verbal plurality in Quechan (Yuma). We propose a systematic account in which one marker of verbal plurality only targets a particular argument of the verb, but others are better analyzed as expressing pluractionality. There are two markers of pluractionality: one that has scope over O or the event and one that has scope over O, S/A, or the event. We show that both pluractionals are examples of outer pluractionality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-593
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of American Linguistics
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Documentation
  • Pluractionality
  • Plurality
  • Quechan
  • Yuman language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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