Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stela Manova

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190210434

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210434.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 November 2020

Negation in Kurmanji

Negation in Kurmanji

(p.154) 7 Negation in Kurmanji
Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks

Songül Gündoğdu

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates how affixes are organized and specifically how negation morphology operates in Kurmanji Kurdish. In Kurmanji, the verb stem encodes tense information and has two different shapes: the present and past verb stem. Person agreement and tense/aspect/mood (henceforth TAM) information are carried out by the verb stem and certain affixes. It is argued that affix ordering in Kurmanji is templatic because some affixes occupy the same slot, but they cannot co-occur simultaneously, which implies the presence of blocking effects within the affix positions. Negation functions in a similar way; that is, it appears on verb stems as a prefix which has basically three morphological markers, n(a)-, n(e)-, and ni-, and the appearance of the negation prefix precludes the appearance of certain prefixes, such as progressive aspect prefix di- and subjunctive mood prefix bi -.

Keywords:   Kurmanji Kurdish, affix ordering, template morphology, position class, negation, blocking

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .