Aktionsart and multiple events in the selkup dialects

Liudmila Bolsunovskaya, Raisa Abramova, Galina Pozdeeva, Tatyana Korotchenko

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The study develops descriptive and comparative analysis of Aktionsart (actionality) in the Northern and Southern Selkup dialects and describes the structural-semantic characteristics of event plurality (multiple events) as a separate category. This approach provides a new perspective in which it is possible to classify the verb types of multiple events within above-mentioned dialects. The proposed classification also indicates that due to the development of Northern and Southern dialectal varieties there exists the difference in the usage of verb suffixes and this explains the development of homonyms (homomorphs) in the Southern dialects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-91
Number of pages24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Actionality
  • Aspect verbal forms
  • Event plurality (multiple events)
  • Selkup dialects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language

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