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"Nominalization in Formosan Languages by Elizabeth Zeitoun": A Review

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Title:"Nominalization in Formosan Languages by Elizabeth Zeitoun": A Review
Authors:Reid, Lawrence A.
LC Subject Headings:Taiwan--Languages
Philippine languages
Grammar, Comparative and general
Date Issued:2003
Citation:Reid, Lawrence. "'Nominalization in Formosan Languages," edited by Elizabeth Zeitoun, Oceanic Linguistics 42, no. 2 (December 2003): 546-553.
Series:Oceanic Linguistics
vol. 42
no. 2
Abstract:REVIEW: This volume is a collection of ten papers focusing on various aspects of nominalization in Formosan languages from different theoretical perspectives. (Two of the languages discussed are not actually Formosan: Yami is spoken on an island to the southeast of Taiwan and subgroups genetically with the Philippines, and Tagalog is, of course, a Philippine language.) The papers are the output of a workshop of the same name held at Academic Sinica in Taipei, October 21-22, 2000. This is an important contribution to the rapidly growing literature on Formosan (and Philippine) linguistics, not only because of the highly focused nature of the studies, enabling comparisons to be drawn with similar phenomena in other languages of the groups, but also because several of the studies are on highly endangered or nearly extinct languages.
Pages/Duration:9 pages
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