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Title Austronesian and theoretical linguistics / edited by Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam, Lisa deMena Travis
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (379 pages)
Series Linguistik aktuell/linguistics today (LA) ; 167
Linguistik aktuell/linguistics today (LA)
Contents Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Phonetics/Phonology/Morphology The role of larynx height in the Javanese tense ̃ lax stop contrast; Reduplication in Tanjung Raden Malay; Discontiguous reduplication in a local variety of Malay; Phonological evidence for the structure of Javanese compounds; Intonation, information structure and the derivation of inverse VO languages; Syntax The case of possessors and 'subjects'; Genitive relative constructions and agent incorporation in Tongan
Summary The Austronesian language family is the largest language family in the world, yet its members are relatively little studied, particularly from a formal perspective. Interestingly, because these languages exhibit typologically unusual properties, they pose important challenges to linguistic theory. Any theory that postulates a grammar that is common to all languages must take into account the particular characteristics of this language family. The contributions to this volume comprise five chapters on phonology and twelve chapters on syntax, all addressing aspects of these Austronesian challeng
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Austronesian languages -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Mercado, Raphael.
Potsdam, Eric, 1964-
Travis, Lisa deMena.
LC no. 2010028219
ISBN 1282976958
9027287759 (electronic bk.)
9789027287755 (electronic bk.)