Anne Tamm

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anne Tamm plays a role.


Negation in Uralic Languages

Edited by Matti Miestamo, Anne Tamm and Beáta Wagner-Nagy

[Typological Studies in Language, 108] 2015. ix, 667 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Typology | Uralic languages


The article compares the distributional differences in the use of the partitive object cases in Estonian and Finnish via multifactorial modeling in contrastive research using the European Parliament parallel text corpus. Based on previous contrastive research on Finnic, we expected the… read more
Gugán, Katalin and Anne Tamm 2021 Russian influence on Surgut Khanty and Estonian aspect is limited but similarLanguage Contact in the Territory of the Former Soviet Union, Forker, Diana and Lenore A. Grenoble (eds.), pp. 183–216 | Chapter
In the present paper, we investigate evidence for a causal link between the sociolinguistic contact type and the type of structural change in borrowing. We build our argument via a comparative and contrastive study of the aspectual system of Surgut Khanty (Ob-Ugric, Uralic), Estonian (Finnic,… read more
Tamm, Anne, Reili Argus and Kadri Suurmäe 2018 Chapter 6. Uralic perspectives on experimental evidence for evidentials: Early interpretation of the Estonian evidential morphemeEvidence for Evidentiality, Foolen, Ad, Helen de Hoop and Gijs Mulder (eds.), pp. 145–172 | Chapter
The chapter gives an overview on evidentiality in the Uralic languages. It then focuses on a behavioral experiment testing the processing of Estonian evidentials by four- and six-year-old children. The predominantly agglutinative Estonian, a Uralic language spoken in Europe, has an evidential… read more
Miestamo, Matti, Anne Tamm and Beáta Wagner-Nagy 2015 Negation in Uralic languages – IntroductionNegation in Uralic Languages, Miestamo, Matti, Anne Tamm and Beáta Wagner-Nagy (eds.), pp. 1–42 | Article
Tamm, Anne 2015 Negation in EstonianNegation in Uralic Languages, Miestamo, Matti, Anne Tamm and Beáta Wagner-Nagy (eds.), pp. 399–432 | Article
Standard Estonian has a particle-like non-inflected negative preverbal auxiliary ei ‘not’ that appears with a special connegative present form or a connegative past form (the active past participle), while South Estonian has also postverbal negative auxiliaries inflected for person and tense. Both… read more
This article shows that the Estonian partitive evidential marks predicates in sentences that express incomplete evidence. Partitive occurs in the categories of aspect, epistemic modality, and evidentiality, marking objects and present participles. Despite the difference in syntax, the semantics of… read more