Search for dissertations about: "Ethio-Semitic"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the word Ethio-Semitic.

  1. 1. The inceptive construction and associated topics in Amharic and related languages

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Desalegn Asfawwesen; Stockholms universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; inceptive construction; insubordination; conjunction; converb; complex predicate; grammaticalization; Amharic; Ethio-Semitic; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the syntactic features, functions, and diachrony of a complex predicate called ‘the inceptive construction’ which is based on a grammaticalised use of the converbs ‘get up’, ‘pick up’, ‘grasp’, and ‘take’. The languages under investigation are Amharic, Argobba, Harari, Zay, and Selt’i. READ MORE