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 phase structure grammar.

Voice and Grammatical Relations in Austronesian Languages

SKU: 053588
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  • ISBN

    9781575865003
  • Authors

    Austin, Peter K.; Simon Musgrave
  • Extent

    305
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2008
  • Publisher

    CSLI Publications

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