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dc.contributor.authorPriestley, Carol
dc.contributor.editorMaia Ponsonnet, Loan Dao and Margit Bowler
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-28T23:59:20Z
dc.date.available2018-06-28T23:59:20Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-13T04:30:44Z
dc.identifier.refurihttps://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47841
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to give an overview of the morphosyntax and semantics of potential event modality in Koromu (Kesawai), a Madang language in the Papuan group. Potential event modality refers to Palmer's "events that are not actualized...but are merely potential" (2001:70). Some characteristics of event modality are compared with English and other Papuan /regional languages. The study is based on Koromu data in recorded texts, collected over a number of years, and on earlier grammatical analysis (Priestley 2002a, 2008, and forthcoming a). Meanings are represented in semantic explications in the natural semantic metalanguage, a metalanguage that can be used in many different languages (Goddard and Wierzbicka 2002). The findings include a range of constructions and meanings for "imperative" and "desiderative" type expressions, a distinction between external, internal and negative desires, and strategies for testing meaning and grammar analysis with Koromu speakers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian National University
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://als.asn.au/Conference/Past-Conferences
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameALS 2011
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2011
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-12-01
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-12-04
dc.relation.ispartoflocationCanberra, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200408
dc.titleThe expression of potential event modality in the Papuan language of Koromu
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.rights.copyright© The authors 2012. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorPriestley, Carol A.


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