Denominal Verbs in Uto‐Aztecan1

  title={Denominal Verbs in Uto‐Aztecan1},
  author={Jason D. Haugen},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={439 - 470}
  • Jason D. Haugen
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
Denominal verbs across Uto‐Aztecan are used for several functions, including the indication of such semantic notions as make, use, have, get, become, marry, put on, and remove, as well as some others with a more limited distribution. Denominal verb constructions in these languages display characteristics that are typically attributed to noun incorporation, including the “stranding” of modifiers and the appearance of hyponymous objects (comparable to classificatory noun incorporation, e.g., I… 
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