Voice and Grammatical Functions in Austronesian Languages

Voice and Grammatical Functions in Austronesian Languages

ISBN-10:
1575864991
ISBN-13:
9781575864990
Pub. Date:
12/12/2007
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf

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Overview

Voice and Grammatical Functions in Austronesian Languages

This volume explores various problems in the syntax of Austronesian languages, which are found primarily in Malaysia and the Polynesian islands. Using the framework of constraint-based theories of syntax, contributors discuss the nature of these voice systems, the function of their verbal morphology, valence, verbal diathesis and transitivity in such languages, and the nature of their lexical categories. Each analysis is presented within the frameworks of lexical-functional grammar and head-driven phrase structure grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575864990
Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date: 12/12/2007
Series: Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism Series
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter K. Austin is the Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. Simon Musgrave is a postdoctoral fellow at Monash University.

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