This paper investigates the semantics of two imperfective morphemes in Squamish. I show that one of these morphemes, a reduplicant, yields continuous and stative readings, while the other, an auxiliary, yields continuous, stative and habitual readings. I propose that these morphemes are the Squamish progressive marker and the general imperfective marker, respectively. I argue that the progressive morpheme removes the initial state component of a predicate to derive the readings associated with this type of reduplication. I further propose that the readings associated with the imperfective morpheme might be explained by generic quantification.
"Imperfectivity in Squamish,"
Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/sula/vol2/iss1/2