Event Schemas and Thematic Roles in Ilami Dialect of Kurdish

Shahla Sharifi, Amir Karimipour

Abstract


Speakers use schemas to organize their knowledge of the world. Without these mental structures, communication would be too difficult, if not impossible. Schemas are of different kinds and event schemas are considered as one of the most important categories of schema. In this paper, we aim to study different kinds of event schemas like, “being schema”, “doing schema”, “moving schema”, etc. in Ilami Kurdish. Our analysis is mainly based on the Dirven & Verspoor classification. In order to analyze these components, we will cite Kurdish examples, and then we try to analyze these instances by determining main thematic roles of each category. We will also discuss how these roles are affected by or affect something, in an event schema. Results show that Ilami more or less uses the categories previously studied in English.


Full Text:

PDF


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v4i4.2336

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'macrothink.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

Copyright © Macrothink Institute ISSN 1948-5425

'Macrothink Institute' is a trademark of Macrothink Institute, Inc.