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A sketch grammar of Meryam Mir

Piper, Nick

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Meryam Mir is a Papuan language spoken in the Torres Strait, that stretch of water which lies between Australia and Papua New Guinea. It has an A-O-V or S-V word order and an agglutinating morphology. Case inflections are suffixed to nominals to mark their syntactic role in the clause. Markers cross-referencing the syntactic arguments of the clause are affixed to the verb indicating number and, to some degree, person. In typological terms, the language can be regarded as a double-marking...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989-09
Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/110341

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