[Lingtyp] Co-expression of future and past

Lauren Reed lauren.reed at anu.edu.au
Mon Dec 10 23:37:34 UTC 2018

Dear colleagues,

My colleague Alan Rumsey and I are working on a small sign language in Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. The language has a marker which appears to express either remote future or remote past. This co-expression is attributed by users to the fact that both far future and far past events occur many sleep-wake cycles from now.

I am interested in hearing of any other examples you may be aware of where languages overtly mark both future and past with the same marker (whether this be remote or not).

Best regards

Lauren Reed
Australian National University
+61 438 583 808

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