• Analytic modal constructions in Gagauz

    Author(s):
    Astrid Menz (see profile)
    Date:
    2000
    Group(s):
    Linguistics, Ottoman and Turkish Studies
    Subject(s):
    Languages in contact, Linguistics, Semantics
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    9th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics
    Conf. Org.:
    Lincoln College
    Conf. Loc.:
    Oxford
    Conf. Date:
    August 12-14, 1998
    Tag(s):
    Modal, Language contact, Linguistic semantics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PV6B69D
    Abstract:
    Due to language-contact phenomena Gagauz shows significant deviations from Turkic patterns, most obvious on the syntactic level. In what follows, I will deal with a set of modal constructions expressing volition, necessity, ability and possibility. Expressions for volition and necessity are formed in Gagauz analytically using the same lexical and morphological material as their Turkish counterparts but deviate in respect to constituent order and/or frequency. For ability and possibility on the other hand, Turkish uses the synthetic construction in -Ebil-. This modal marker can be found in Gagauz too, but serves only to express ability, whereas for possibility Gagauz has invented new analytically built constructions copied from a Bulgarian pattern.
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