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On the Syntactic Status of Edo Ideophones
作者: Edosa James Edionhon PDF下载
工作单位: University of Benin, Nigeria
期数: 2020年总第13期
页码: 44-55
出版日期: 2020-12-30
摘要:
Ideophones are a particular lexical class of expressive words depicting perceptual events or states, and are said to be a universal or near-universal feature of language (Dingemanse, 2012:655; Kilian-Hatz, 2001:163). This paper presents an overview of Ẹdo ideophones to characterize them in terms of their occurrence in grammatical syntactic frames. It investigates what sets them apart within word classes in Ẹdo and how they differ from their non-ideophonic counterparts in sentential constructions. The Basic Linguistic Theory was adopted as the method for data analysis. This was done to show how ideophones manifest syntactically in the language. Ideophones appear in copular frames with some verbs in the language, especially the verb ‘to be’. This paper concludes that Ẹdo ideophones do not occur pre-nominally in the language.
关键词: ideophones, modification, question, Ẹdo, nouns, verbs
文章编号: doi: 10.26478/ja2020.8.13.3
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