Polysemous agent nominals in Kambaata (Cushitic)

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2011

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polysemy instrument noun Cushitic agent noun

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Yvonne Treis, « Polysemous agent nominals in Kambaata (Cushitic) », Hyper Article en Ligne - Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société, ID : 10670/1.rvfdf1


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Kambaata has a morpheme -aan with which agent nominals can be derived from verbs and nouns. The present article discusses, firstly, the morphological and syntactic characteristics of -aan nominals and the specific problem of which word class they should be assigned to. Secondly, it is shown that the -aan morpheme is multifunctional. Apart from agent nominals, it is used to derive instrument, place and patient nominals.

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