[Lingtyp] Double marking of the goal argument
in3 at soas.ac.uk
Mon Aug 23 20:29:16 UTC 2021
I am not sure the function or RA here is to mark the goal argument per se
(hence no double marking). RA can occur on a variety of grammatical
functions, and many people have argued that its function is to mark
specificity/topicality/identifiability or the like.
Prof. Irina Nikolaeva, FBA, MAE
On Mon, 23 Aug 2021 at 14:52, Farhad Moezzipour <fmp59i at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Is anyone aware of a language where the goal in a motion event is doubly
> marked? This happens in colloquial Persian:
> (1) *Ta xune=ro tu 20 *dæqiqe* dæv-id-æm*.
> until house=POSP in 20 minute run-PST-1SG
> 'I ran the distance to the house in 20 minutes.'
> The goal is marked once by the preposition and once with the postposition
> RA, which is basically an object maker in Modern Persian. The given example
> is also possible without RA, as in (2).
> (2) *Ta xune 20 *dæqiqe* dæv-id-æm*.
> until house 20 minute run-PST-1SG
> 'I ran toward the house for 20 minutes.'
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