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On the Development of Agreement Markers in Some Northern Philippine Languages
|Title:||On the Development of Agreement Markers in Some Northern Philippine Languages|
|Authors:||Reid, Lawrence A.|
|LC Subject Headings:||Austronesian languages--Morphology|
|Citation:||Reid, Lawrence. "On the Development of Agreement Markers in Some Northern Philippine Languages." In Issues in Austronesian Morphology: A Focusschrift for Byron W. Bender, edited by Joel Bradshaw and Kenneth L. Rehg, 235-257. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 2001.|
|Abstract:||This paper attempts to provide an explanation for an innovation occurring in the Central Cordilleran languages of the Philippines, in which what were originally derivational endings en] and an] lose their final nasal when they carry first, second or third person singular agreement features, respectively k], m] and na]. It is claimed that this situation arose as a result of the incorporation of a reduced form of what was originally a genitive case-marking preposition ni as n] onto vowel-final verbs and their nominal counterparts. An analogy was then established between these forms ending in n] and derived forms with en] and an] endings, so that the latter were also perceived as being vowel-final for the purpose of substituting the k], m] and na] agreement endings. The discussion is presented within the Lexicase theoretical framework, specifically its claim that words have neither internal structure nor morphological boundaries.|
|Appears in Collections:||Lawrence A. Reid: Articles, Monographs, Book Chapters|
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