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Inclusory Constructions and Their Development in Philippine Languages

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Title:Inclusory Constructions and Their Development in Philippine Languages
Authors:Reid, Lawrence A.
Keywords:Syntactic change
LC Subject Headings:Austronesian languages
Historical linguistics
Philippine languages
Date Issued:2009
Citation:Reid, Lawrence. "Inclusory Constructions in Philippine Languages." In Austronesian Historical Linguistics and Culture History: A Festschrift for Robert Blust, edited by Alexander Adelaar and Andrew Pawley, 267-294. Pacific Linguistics 601. Canberra: Australian National University, 2009.
Abstract:In many Philippine languages it is possible to express plural participants in an activity by conjoining two or more noun phrases with the same case-marking. In Tagalog (Schachter and Otanes 1972:115‒116), for example, the conjunction at ‘and’ conjoins NPs that express nominative (common) nouns, as in (1a), while it conjoins NPs that express genitive and locative (personal) nouns, as in (1b-c), respectively. The second NP in such coordinate constructions may or may not be required to be preceded by a nominal specifier marking case and/or the semantic features of the following noun, as in (1)a, in which the form marking the following noun as a common noun is optional. Similar constructions occur widely in Philippine languages, as exemplified also in Masbatenyo, and in Khinina-ang Bontok.
Pages/Duration:28 pages
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