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Identifying Salient Aktionsart Properties in Anindilyakwa

Abstract : This article considers the identification and classification of salient Aktionsart properties in Anindilyakwa (Gunwinyguan, Australia). Through examining the grammatically permissible (and impermissible) distribution and co-occurrence of various temporal adverbials and morpho-syntactic structures, I identify key Aktionsart properties exhibited in Anindilyakwa. I demonstrate that the properties of dynamism and atomicity are particularly important to consider in this language, while telicity is less prominent. The detailed description and analysis of Aktionsart properties in this article contributes towards a more nuanced understanding of the aspectuo-temporal system of Anindilyakwa. In addition, it provides novel perspectives with which to consider cross-linguistic aspectuo-temporal research, particularly with a focus on smaller-scale, under-described languages.
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James Bednall. Identifying Salient Aktionsart Properties in Anindilyakwa. Languages, MDPI, 2021, 6 (4), ⟨10.3390/languages6040164⟩. ⟨hal-03481090⟩

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