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A reference grammar of Paiwan

Chang, Anna Hsiou-chuan

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This thesis is a grammatical description ofNorth Paiwan, spoken in Santimen and Saichia townships in Pingtung County, Taiwan. This language is predicate-initial. Order of the arguments is flexible, as there is a preceding case marker indicating their syntactic role. Paiwan has fairly rich morphology. Like most Formosan languages, it has four morphologically marked voices: Actor Voice (A V), Goal Voice (GV), Instrument Voice (IV) and Locative Voice (LV). GV, IV and LV can be grouped under...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10719

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