[Lingtyp] Literature on restrictive markers
ljuba at ling.su.se
Tue Jun 22 15:49:53 UTC 2021
This not an exhaustive list but here come some references where the
polysemy between persistive and restrictive markers is discussed or
illustrated. Tim van Baar (1997) offers a discussion on p. 110. Relevant
examples are on p. 60 in Heine et al (1993).
Baar, Tim van (1997): *Phasal Polarity* (Studies in Language and Language
Use). Amsterdam: IFOTT.
Heine, Bernd, Tom Güldemann, Christa Kilian-Hatz, Donald A. Lessau, Heinz
Roberg, Mathias Schladt & Thomas Stolz (1993): Conceptual Shift.* A Lexicon
of Grammaticalization Processes in African languages* (Afrikanische
Arbeitpapiere). Köln: Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität zu Köln.
There are a number of languages with a similar polysemy in our
Malayo-Polynesian sample. It's a paper I recently co-authored together with
Leif Asplund and Jozina van der Klok. I can send it to you if you like.
On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 4:10 PM Irina Nikolaeva <in3 at soas.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Bastian,
> The Tundra Nenets focus (or: limitative) marker is partly similar,
> although not quite the same, it seems. See here:
> Prof. Irina Nikolaeva, FBA, MAE
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2021 at 11:55, Bastian Persohn <
> persohn.linguistics at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear community,
>> I am looking for literature on restrictive (‚only, just‘) markers.
>> As shown in (1a–d) for Kewa (Nuclear Trans New Guinea >
>> Enga-Kewa-Huli) pa, the type of marker I have in mind is often highly
>> a.* Pa piru aa-lua koe le sa pi*
>> *RSTR* stay stand.DUR-1SG:FUT bad thing put sit:PRS:1SG
>> ‘(If) I don’t say something (lit: *just* stay) I have put
>> something valueless.’ (Yarapea 2006: 311–312)
>> b. *Oro kóko na-re-a pare pa ogépú kegaapú pe-a*
>> really cold NEG-emit-PRS:3SG but *RSTR* little hot do-PRS.3SG
>> ‘It is not really cold but (rather) *just* a little bit hot.’ (Franklin
>> 1971: 116)
>> c. Context: about raising pigs.
>> *Sapi adaa-ai pa maa ne-a robo-re ora adaa-ai popa a-ya*
>> sweet_potato big-nom *RSTR* take eat-PRS:3SG when-TOP really big-NOM
>> come stand-PRS:3SG
>> ‘When it takes a sweet potato which is a big one and eats it (*without much
>> effort*), it really becomes a big one.’ (Yarapea 2006: 286)
>> d. Context: Relating about clan history.
>> *Paga Waimi-lopo-re koma-pe. Kodopea-re pa pi-a. Ee, Oge-re komi-sa-yaa.*
>> P. W.-DU-TOP die-3DU:IMM.PST K.-TOP *RSTR* sit-PRS.3SG Yes,
>> O.-TOP die-DIST.PST:3SG-EVID
>> ‘Paga and Waimi died. Kodopea is *still* alive. Yes, Oge was reported
>> to have died.’ (Yarapea 2006: 345)
>> I’m mostly interested in cross-linguistic work. I have a suspicion that
>> this type of marker is very common in Papunesia and perhaps Australia,
>> and I am sure people much more well versed In the languages of these
>> macro-areas have written about this.
>> Pointers to in-depth descriptions of individual markers will also be
>> appreciated. The most detailed description that I am aware of is found
>> in Sarvasy’s (2017) grammar of Nungon (Nuclear Trans New Guinea >
>> Finisterre-Huon), Other insightful discussions that I know of are found in
>> Döhler’s (2018) grammar of Komnzo (Yam) and Heath’s (1984) grammar of
>> Wubuy (Gunwinyguan). I’m sure there are many more that I just
>> have not yet stumbled across.
>> Thank you all very much in advance!
>> Döhler, Christian. 2018. A grammar of Komnzo. Berlin: Language Science
>> Franklin, Karl J. 1971. A grammar of Kewa, New Guinea. Canberra: Research
>> School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Australian National University.
>> Sarvasy, Hannah S. 2017. A grammar of Nungon: A Papuan language of
>> Northeast New Guinea. Leiden: Brill.
>> Yarapea, Apoi Mason. 2006. Morphosyntax of Kewapi. Canberra: ANU PhD
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