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Two multifunctional locative and directional prepositions in Zande

Pasch, Helma (2012) Two multifunctional locative and directional prepositions in Zande. In: Directionality in Grammar and Discourse. Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies, 29. Rüdiger Köppe, Cologne, pp. 205-218. ISBN 978-3-89645-899-5

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    In Pasch (2007: 174ff) I observed that the direction of self-induced or caused motion towards a location is usually expressed by the preposition ku ((1), (2)). Ku is frequently used to mark DIRECTION in a journey of which the starting point has been mentioned ((3), (4)). In this case the verb describing the motion away from the starting point is gapped. These observations are in agreement with Gore & Gore (1952: 78), who translate ku as ‘towards’ and add “that it always implies motion”. The situation of the speaker may optionally be indicated by the distal adverb yo ‘there’ (more frequent) or by the proximal adverb no (less frequent) ‘here’ in clause-final position.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Pasch, Helmaama14@uni-koeln.de
    Mietzner, Angelikaa.mietzner@uni-koeln.de
    Claudi, Ulrike
    URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-51764
    Series Name: Topics in Interdisciplinary African Studies
    Publisher: Rüdiger Köppe
    ISBN: 978-3-89645-899-5
    Volume: 29
    Subjects: Language, Linguistics
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    Faculty: Philosophische Fakultät
    Divisions: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie
    Language: English
    Date: 2012
    Date Type: Publication
    Full Text Status: Public
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 07:57:26
    URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5176

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