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Similarity and equality demonstratives in Kambaata

Abstract : After a general introduction into comparative, equative and similative constructions, the paper focusses on a discussion of the morphology and the deictic and non-deictic uses of simlarity and equality demonstratives in Kambaata, a Highland East Cushitic of Ethiopia. Kambaata is shown to spread the tasks of a deictic degree modifier, quality modifier and manner modifiers (at least) across three types of demonstratives, the adjectival degree modifier kanká(ta), the nominal quality modifiers hittigoon-á(ta) and hittigaam-ú/-íta, and the verbal manner modifer hittíta and formally related synonyms.
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Yvonne Treis. Similarity and equality demonstratives in Kambaata. Workshop Equative Constructions, Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I, Universität zu Köln, Dec 2016, Cologne, Germany. ⟨hal-01426146⟩



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