Past interpretation and graded tense in Medumba

  title={Past interpretation and graded tense in Medumba},
  author={Anne Mucha},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  • Anne Mucha
  • Published 1 March 2017
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Language Semantics
This paper provides a formal semantic analysis of past interpretation in Medumba (Grassfields Bantu), a graded tense language. Based on original fieldwork, the study explores the empirical behavior and meaning contribution of graded past morphemes in Medumba and relates these to the account of the phenomenon proposed in Cable (Nat Lang Semant 21:219–276, 2013) for Gĩkũyũ. Investigation reveals that the behavior of Medumba gradedness markers differs from that of their Gĩkũyũ counterparts in… 
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