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Title:Deictic Motion Verbs in Pashto: To Whom Shall We Come?
Abstract:This paper investigates the uses of the deictic motion verbs in Pashto. First, the paper focuses on the Pashto verbs COME and GO. The Pashto COME verb is unique in that it requires a directional person marker. These person markers are used in specific situations, which are outlined in this paper. Further more, the person marker and the dative argument of the motion verb can differ in person. Such person “clashes” are explained in terms of ascendance on the Person hierarchy and of a semantic understanding of person. Second, this paper shows that the phenomenon of directional person markers extends to all Pashto motion verbs. Finally, the paper briefly discusses how Pashto COME and GO do not align with cross-linguistic analyses of COME and GO verbs in other languages. This misalignment is credited to the unique three-way deictic split of COME.
Contributor (author):Pate, David
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/53517
Extent:68 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/53517
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):AF
Subject:Southern Pashto language
deixis; motion verbs
Subject (ISO639):pbt
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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OaiIdentifier:  oai:sil.org:53517
DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Pate, David. 2013-05. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_AF country_GB dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_pbt olac_language_description

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Country: Afghanistan
Area: Asia

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