Verbal aspects in West Greenlandic: lexical and grammatical aspects

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In this article, lexical aspectual types in West Greenlandic are investigated in the five aspectual
types, states, achievements, semelfactives, activities and accomplishments. It is shown
that derivational verbalizing affixes include aspectual type congruent with the lexical aspect
and how the aspectual type is changed in West Greenlandic. It is also shown how the grammatical
aspectual affixes change the lexical aspect as well, and the ordering of the affixes
is described shortly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Inuit Linguistics in honor of Michael Fortescue
EditorsLawrence Kaplan , Anna Berge
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationFairbanks, Alaska
PublisherAlaska Native Language Center, Fairbanks, Alaska
Publication date15 Jun 2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-5550-125-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017

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