The Aorist and the Perfect in Mano

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Abstract

The foci of this paper are the semantic differences between two perfective constructions in the Mano language, the Aorist and the Perfect. The paper is based on Östen Dahl’s classic questionnaire, as well as various sources of natural speech data, including narratives, routine conversations, and ritual speech, Christian and traditional. The core semantic property of the Mano Perfect is event relevance, which isconfirmed by the annulled result test. The core function of the Aorist is being the narrative tense. The paper also includes discussion of two secondary functions of the Perfect and the Aorist, namely, anticipation of future events and transposition to the past. The secondary functions confirm the basic distinction between the Aorist and the Perfect, the latter maintaining a closer connection with the reference point.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrican linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
EditorsRobert Botne, Samuel Gyasi Obeng
Number of pages18
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventAnnual Conference on African Linguistics - http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/acal47/, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 23 Mar 201526 Mar 2015

Publication series

NameContemporary African Linguistics
PublisherLanguage Science Press
ISSN (Electronic)2511-7726

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

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Khachaturyan, M. (2019). The Aorist and the Perfect in Mano. In R. Botne, & S. G. Obeng (Eds.), African linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (Contemporary African Linguistics). Language Science Press.
Khachaturyan, Maria. / The Aorist and the Perfect in Mano. African linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. editor / Robert Botne ; Samuel Gyasi Obeng. Language Science Press, 2019. (Contemporary African Linguistics).
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Khachaturyan, M 2019, The Aorist and the Perfect in Mano. in R Botne & SG Obeng (eds), African linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Contemporary African Linguistics, Language Science Press, Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Berkeley, United States, 23/03/2015.

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African linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. ed. / Robert Botne; Samuel Gyasi Obeng. Language Science Press, 2019. (Contemporary African Linguistics).

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Khachaturyan M. The Aorist and the Perfect in Mano. In Botne R, Obeng SG, editors, African linguistics across the disciplines: Selected papers from the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Language Science Press. 2019. (Contemporary African Linguistics).