Building Predicates: The View from Palauan (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory) by Justin Nuger
English | 19 Aug. 2016 | ISBN: 3319286803 | 350 Pages | PDF (True) | 4.77 MB
This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the syntax of Palauan that will appeal to anyone interested in Austronesian languages or formal syntactic and morphological theory.
This volume proposes that words in Palauan are not drawn directly from a mental lexicon, but are instead composed at least partially in the syntax. Using original data from syntactic constructions not previously explored in the language, the author entertains several competing theories of word formation and highlights the compatible and incompatible aspects of each, through an exploration into new corners of Palauan syntax and morphology.