Toward a typology of verbal lexical systems: A case study in Northern Athabaskan

  title={Toward a typology of verbal lexical systems: A case study in Northern Athabaskan},
  author={Andrej A. Kibrik},
Abstract Traditionally, lexical typology has mostly confined itself to local domains, such as color terms. In this paper I propose an integral typology of verbal lexical systems. As a first step, I compare the verbal lexicon of Northern Athabaskan languages (primarily Koyukon) with that of English, as well as Russian. The research question is how the construction of verbal lexical meaning operates in various languages. As an independent benchmark, I use a list of 122 verbs that were described… Expand

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