Imperfective in Ga (Kwa)

  • Agata Renans

Abstract

This paper discusses the semantics of imperfective aspect in Ga focusing on its progressive interpretation. The data from Ga show the existence of the cross-categorial definite determiner that can attach either to the NP or to the VP. I argue that in order to account for the data one needs the same domain restriction mechanisms in the verbal domain as in the nominal domain. I claim that a progressive interpretation in Ga is the result of domain restriction mechanisms in the verbal domain which is modeled in terms of situation semantics in line with domain restriction mechanisms in the nominal domain.
How to Cite
Renans, A. (1). Imperfective in Ga (Kwa). Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 19, 501-518. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2015.v19i0.246