The Perfect in Mee: New Evidence for a Result State Approach

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Dokumentart: InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.)
Date: 2019-12-05
Language: English
Faculty: 9 Sonstige / Externe
Department: Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
DDC Classifikation: 400 - Language and Linguistics
490 - Other languages
Keywords: Linguistik , Semantik
Other Keywords:
Mee language
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In this paper, we present new evidence for a result state analysis of the perfect. In Mee (Trans-New-Guinea, Indonesia) the perfect combines a resultative and a universal reading, excluding the experiential one. This contrasts with graded past markers in the language. We argue that only an analysis that makes direct reference to the result state can correctly derive the data.

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