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Another Look at the Marking of Plural Personal Noun Constructions in Austronesian Languages

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dc.contributor.author Reid, Lawrence A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-07T17:23:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-07T17:23:58Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Reid, Lawrence. "Another Look at the Marking of Plural Personal Noun Constructions in Austronesian Languages." Oceanic Linguistics 46, no. 1 (2007): 232-252.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/32995
dc.description.abstract In a recent note in this journal, Robert Blust, using data from Philippine and Formosan languages, proposes a functional difference for Proto-Austronesian between the forms of genitive common noun phrase markers, such that PAN *nu marked 'genitive of common nouns', while PAN *na marked 'genitive of plural personal nouns'. This paper examines the Philippine and Formosan evidence for these reconstructions and concludes that the evidence provided is the result of convergent development in the languages cited, and cannot be considered evidence for the proposed reconstructions. Alternate reconstructions that better account for the Philippine evidence are proposed.
dc.format.extent 22 pages
dc.relation.ispartofseries Oceanic Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 46
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 1
dc.subject Noun phrase marking
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan--Languages
dc.subject.lcsh Philippine languages
dc.subject.lcsh Proto-Austronesian language
dc.title Another Look at the Marking of Plural Personal Noun Constructions in Austronesian Languages
dc.type Article
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