Tid: Fredag 17 oktober 2014 kl. 10:00 -11:00
Plats: C307, Södra huset, Frescati


There are two major clause complementation types in the Mongolic languages: a non-finite complement (one of about ten participles/action nouns with a case marker) and a finite one with an introducing complementizer (Buryat geže / Kalmyk giž / Khalkha gež, an imperfective converb of an auxiliary quotation verb ge-/gi-, lit. 'saying'). Two minor types, with postpositions such as e.g. Khalkha tuxai ‘about’, and with converbs, comprise only a few constructions.

In this paper, basing on the distribution of complement types with verbs of different semantic domains, it will be shown that the first two types distinguish meanings related to the information source.

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Elena Skribnik is professor for Finnu-Ugrian and Uralic studies at the University of Munich since 2001. She obtained her doctorate in general linguistics in Moscow; she further specialized in Mongolian studies in Ulaan-Ude. During some twenty year (1980-2001), she worked on the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk. Her research focuses on morpho-syntax, syntactic typology and language documentation of Siberian languages, in particular Mansi (Ob-Ugric) and Buryat, on which she published six monographs and a large number of articles.
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