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A Study of Valency-Changing Devices in Proto Oceanic

Bethwyn Evans

Published by Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, 2003
ISBN 10: 0858834871 / ISBN 13: 9780858834873
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Title: A Study of Valency-Changing Devices in Proto...

Publisher: Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

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354 p. Includes: diagrams, maps, bibliography. Pacific Linguistics 539. Characteristic of many of the Oceanic languages of the Pacific is the presence of several valency-changing devices. This work is an historical study of three valency-increasing and two valency-decreasing morphemes, presenting descriptions of their reflexes in a number of modern Oceanic languages and a detailed reconstruction of their forms and functions in the ancestor language, Proto Oceanic. The reconstructions of valency-changing devices is presented within of an analysis of morphosyntactic classes of verbs, both in the modern languages and in Proto Oceanic. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0015357

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