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STUF - Language Typology and Universals

Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung

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Volume 70, Issue 1


Pluractionals in Dagik

John Vanderelst
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Published Online: 2017-03-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2017-0008


This chapter investigates pluractionals in Dagik, a Kordofanian language spoken in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. There is a wealth of derivational means to build pluractionals: two verbal extensions, several types of partial stem reduplication and stem replacement. These derivational means can be combined with one another, suggesting that some of them are in the process of getting recycled. The core meaning of pluractionals is multiplicity of occurrence of the verbal process. The latter is either carried out by or onto several participants (distributive meaning), or carried out several times by one participant (iterative meaning). Additional readings (durative, telic and habitual) are available.

Keywords: verbal extension; stem replacement; stem reduplication; distributive meaning; iterative meaning


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Published Online: 2017-03-02

Published in Print: 2017-04-01

Citation Information: STUF - Language Typology and Universals, Volume 70, Issue 1, Pages 143–162, ISSN (Online) 2196-7148, ISSN (Print) 1867-8319, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/stuf-2017-0008.

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