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Polysemous agent nominals in Kambaata (Cushitic)

Abstract : Kambaata has a morpheme -aan with which agent nominals can be derived from verbs and nouns. The present article discusses, firstly, the morphological and syntactic characteristics of -aan nominals and the specific problem of which word class they should be assigned to. Secondly, it is shown that the -aan morpheme is multifunctional. Apart from agent nominals, it is used to derive instrument, place and patient nominals.
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Yvonne Treis. Polysemous agent nominals in Kambaata (Cushitic). STUF, Akademie Verlag, 2011, 64 (4), pp.369-381. ⟨halshs-00717269⟩

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