Indirectivity and resultativity in Tundra Nenets

Abstract

This article deals with indirective and resultative predicates in Tundra Nenets. The focus is on two different categories of verbal inflection marked with the suffix -we, the resultative past participle and the narrative mood. The article discusses the functions, syntactic properties and common origin of these two predicate structures. It will be argued that the narrative mood developed from the past participle predicate in an earlier stage of the Nenets languages through reanalysis of the resultative predicate as a perfect/evidential form and transition of the non-finite predicate into a finite conjugation.

Published
2014-10-18
How to Cite
Jalava, L. (2014). Indirectivity and resultativity in Tundra Nenets. Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen, 2014(62), 207–240. https://doi.org/10.33339/fuf.86080