Formal Issues in Austronesian Linguistics (STUDIES IN by I. Paul,V. Phillips,Lisa Travis

By I. Paul,V. Phillips,Lisa Travis

Austronesian languages have lengthy raised fascinating questions for generative theories of syntax and morphology. The papers during this quantity surround a few of these conventional questions and position them in more moderen theoretical contexts. a few of the papers additionally handle new concerns which upload to our knowing of individuals of this language kinfolk on one aspect and the character of linguistic theories at the different. There are 3 wide matters that re-occur in the course of the quantity - the function and research of verbal morphology, the character of the topic or the subject in those languages, and the interplay of syntax and specificity. The papers during this quantity exhibit that as formal theories turn into extra particular, a much broader diversity of language info could be captured, and because the stock of language information grows, the accuracy of formal linguistic theories improves.

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