The Evolution of Focus in Austronesian (1981) Starosta, Stanley Pawley, Andrew Reid, Lawrence A. 2014-05-07T17:27:57Z 2014-05-07T17:27:57Z 2009
dc.description.abstract The present paper attempts to account for the evolution of Western Austronesian focus constructions by showing that they evolved as a result of the reinterpretation of nominalized equational constructions by analogy with functionally equivalent verbal constructions, i.e., *-en, *ni-/-in-, *-ana, *iSi-, and possibly *mu-/-um- were all noun-deriving affixes in PAN that their verbal focus usages in the Formosan and Philippine languages represent a secondary development.
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dc.identifier.citation Stanley Starosta, Andrew Pawley and Reid, Lawrence. "The Evolution of Focus in Austronesian (1981)." In Formosan Linguistics: Stanley Starosta's Contributions, vol. 2, edited by Elizabeth Zeitoun, 329-481. Language and Linguistics Monograph Series C6. Taipei: Academia Sinica, 2009.
dc.subject Philippine-type languages
dc.subject Syntactic change
dc.subject Voice-marking
dc.subject.lcsh Austronesian languages
dc.title The Evolution of Focus in Austronesian (1981)
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