Деепричастие конечной границы в горномарийском языке: аспект, отрицание и информационная структура
This paper analyzes the semantics of Hill Mari converb in -meškə̈ which heads non-finite clauses expressing the temporal adverbial meaning of terminal boundary. Many reserchers of similar constructions note their non-trivial propositional behavior with negation. In this paper, based on field data from Hill Mari it is shown that the terminal boundary meaning emerges from an interplay between aspect and information structure, and the apparent propositional behavior with negation is a natural consequence of this interplay. Terminal boundary and related meanings of -meškə̈ are considered in a typological context, and the relevant semantic domain is visualized in a semantic map.