Breaking the clause chains: non-canonical medial clauses in Nungon
Clause chaining in Papuan languages is a keystone of the literature on switch-reference (Haiman and Munro 1983, Stirling 1993). Canonically, a clause chain is considered to comprise one or more ‘medial’ clauses, followed by a single ‘final’ clause. In Nungon and other Papuan languages, canonical clause chains coexist with non-canonical clause chains, which either feature medial clauses postposed after the final clause, or lack a final clause altogether. I examine the functions of non-canonical...[Show more]
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