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Границы (ир)реальности: дативные формы глагола в языках пама-ньюнга

С. 147-176.
A large number of Pama-Nyungan languages spoken in Australia display the existence of verb forms whose marking involves a dative suffix or a morpheme related to a dative formant. These dative verb forms show an interesting behavior in that they (i) can be used both in independent and in subordinate clauses and (ii) have a wide range of functions including, e.g., marking of complements, the expression of purpose and consequence as well as certain prospective and modal functions. It is argued that this became possible mainly due to the non-configurational characteristics of Pama-Nyungan languages, which resulted in the formal absence of the delimitation of various functions. Moreover, it seems that the inventory of functions found among dative verb forms may be derived from the referential characteristics of the corresponding utterances. The corresponding semantic category of “situational referentiality” is suggested to be identified with that of (ir)reality.

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Границы (ир)реальности: дативные формы глагола в языках пама-ньюнга
Edited by: Ю. А. Ландер, В. А. Плунгян, А. Ю. Урманчиева М.: Гнозис, 2004.