Are Philippine Languages Ergative? Evidence from Western Subanon.

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2016-08-01
Authors
O’Brien, Colleen
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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Abstract
The issue of Philippine voice systems and morphosyntactic alignment is a controversial one and has implications not just for typological descriptions of languages but also for the theories of grammatical relations and voice. I argue that the ergative analysis does not provide an optimal description of grammatical relations in Western Subanon, a less studied Philippine language. By looking at Subanon, I hope to add to the wider debate of Philippine voice.
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O’Brien, Colleen. 2016. Are Philippine Languages Ergative? Evidence from Western Subanon. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 47(2).
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