Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session




From the introduction: "The clause in Southeastern Tepehuan (hereafter SE Tepehuan) consists of a predicate, its associated arguments, and other modifying elements. This paper seeks to show the various types of semantic and surface clauses and the relation between them.

"The semantic clause consists of various semantic components, both nuclear and peripheral, semantic prosodies, and certain presupposed information. What these elements are for SE Tepehuan and what is the resulting division of the semantic universe is shown in section 1. Section 2 details the constituent surface structure and neutral and "marked" orders of these constituents in relation to these semantic components. Then the mappings between the various semantic and surface clause types is defined in section 3."

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