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The Typology of Semantic Alignment$
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Mark Donohue and Søren Wichmann

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238385

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.001.0001

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Verb classification in Amis

Verb classification in Amis

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(p.277) 11 Verb classification in Amis
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The Typology of Semantic Alignment
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Naomi Tsukida

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238385.003.0011

This chapter presents the verb classification system of Amis and explains it in terms of semantic features. The notions stativity and affectedness are employed in order to explain the system. It is shown that there are interesting analogies between the Amis system and ‘ordinary’ semantic alignment, although they look quite different at first sight.

Keywords:   Austronesian, stativity, affectedness, control

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