Zúñiga, F (2010). Benefactive and malefactive applicativization in Mapudungun. In: Zúñiga, F; Kittilä, S. Benefactives and malefactives: typological perspectives and case studies. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 203-218.
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This paper argues that two productive applicatives in Mapudungun, viz. -(l)el and -ñma, can be labeled benefactive and malefactive respectively, but only in a superficially impressionistic way. Based on a detailed survey of the literature on the language, as well as on synchronic evidence and some tentative internal reconstruction, I suggest that the yield of -ñma was originally probably neutral with respect to benefaction, and that it still is in some uses of this suffix. According to this account, the appearance of (l)el-applicatives (probably from elu- ‘give’ or el- ‘set’) gave rise to a privative opposition between the meaning of both morphemes with many bivalent predicates.
|Item Type:||Book Section, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
|Deposited On:||17 May 2010 07:46|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2012 13:20|
|Series Name:||Typological Studies in Language|
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