作者 Ujiyediin, Chuluu
書名 Studies on Mongolian verb morphology [electronic resource]
國際標準書號 9780612353503
book jacket
說明 274 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 60-01, Section: A, page: 0112
Adviser: Wayne Schlepp
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Toronto (Canada), 1998
This dissertation studies Mongolian verb morphology on the basis of the Modern Mongolian (Inner Mongolia) materials. It is based on the descriptive and theoretical advances made in modern linguistics and provides extensive analysis of the key issues concerning verb morphology with regard to the Mongolian situation. The dissertation consists of seven chapters, but the main concern of the thesis is essentially twofold, the derivational and inflectional morphemes of the verbs
The first section presents a discussion of verb derivation, focusing on the issue of the verb derived by suffixation. The second part is a discussion of the inflectional categories of the verb. In this section, we deal with several issues, such as converb, auxiliary, tense, aspect, mood, voice, and the causative. Converbs can be divided into contextual and specialized converbs by semantic criteria and each of these converbs expresses particular circumstantial meanings. The auxiliary in Mongolian is generally used either to place the situation described in the sentence with reference to time (tense), to ascribe a temporal contour to it (aspect), or to assess its reality (modality). The tense categories in Mongolian distinguish the non-past and past tenses. We examine in depth the meanings and functions of the various tense morphemes
There is no salient inflectional morpheme for marking either the opposition of the perfective and imperfective aspects or the perfect in Mongolian, but there are several kinds of single form or compound structure for signaling the sub-classes of imperfective and perfect. Mood and modality in Mongolian can be expressed in different ways, our discussion is, however, restricted to modality expressed through verbal morphology only and some auxiliary verbs which express mood. Voice includes active, passive, and reciprocal voices. In this section, we present some detailed description of the meanings and functions of voice suffixes. In the discussion of the causative construction, we reveal some characteristic features of the causative in terms of the relationship between the causer and causee
School code: 0779
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 60-01A
主題 Language, Linguistics
0290
Alt Author University of Toronto (Canada)