Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics by Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam, Lisa deMena Travis

By Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam, Lisa deMena Travis

The Austronesian language relations is the biggest language kin on the earth, but its individuals are particularly little studied, relatively from a proper standpoint. apparently, simply because those languages show typologically strange homes, they pose very important demanding situations to linguistic concept. Any concept that postulates a grammar that's universal to all languages needs to consider the actual features of this language relations. The contributions to this quantity contain 5 chapters on phonology and twelve chapters on syntax, all addressing points of those Austronesian demanding situations. the amount provides new facts, new analyses of outdated information, and comparisons of heavily similar languages, in addition to comparisons to languages open air of the language kinfolk. Taken jointly they shape a distinct photograph of Austronesian linguistics. This quantity should be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and language typology, in addition to students of Austronesian languages.

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E. f. g. h. i. j. k. 1. m. n. lkiro! ). Speaker's intuitions vary with respect to this type of reduplication. As described here, one of our three consultants (the eldest one) accepts this type of reduplication in elicitation, while the other two speakers only accept it if the base is /kl-- final. (12) a. b. c. d. e. f. l~mba'l--l~mbap/ /rau'l--raup/ 'imitate' 'tools' 'little by little' 'rob' '(are) damp' 'scoop repeatedly' Full reduplication without final consonant This pattern occurs when the redu plicant consists of the entire base except tor a word final consonant.

E. f. /dikit/ /cakapi Igamal/ /subur/ g. /catar/ h. / i. /ancur/ j. /alat/ 3·4· 'a little' 'say 'gong' 'fertile' 'rent' 'one' 'destroyed' 'to of /diki-dikit/ /caka--cakap/ /gama-gamal! i /ancu--ancur/ /ala-alat/ 'little by little' 'chitchat' 'gongs' 'very fertile' 'rent' 'one by one' 'destroyed' 'tools CV reduplication CV reduplication occurs when a reduplicant is the copy of the first consonant vowel sequence of the base (14a-g), not the first syllable, (14h-j). (14) a. b. c. d. e. f. / g. /makan/ h.

Alat/ 3·4· 'a little' 'say 'gong' 'fertile' 'rent' 'one' 'destroyed' 'to of /diki-dikit/ /caka--cakap/ /gama-gamal! i /ancu--ancur/ /ala-alat/ 'little by little' 'chitchat' 'gongs' 'very fertile' 'rent' 'one by one' 'destroyed' 'tools CV reduplication CV reduplication occurs when a reduplicant is the copy of the first consonant vowel sequence of the base (14a-g), not the first syllable, (14h-j). (14) a. b. c. d. e. f. / g. /makan/ h. trc:IIltan! i. /rampokl j. antan 'rob' *ram--rampok 'levels' *tel)-tel) kat C[ a] reduplication C[ a] reduplication occurs when the first consonant of the base and the pre-specified vowel [a) form a reduplicant, as illustrated in (15).

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