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Syntax and phonology of Motu (Papua) : a transformational approach

Taylor, Andrew James


This study aims to extend our knowledge of the Motu language of Papua by giving an account of aspects of the language that have so far been neglected, viz., syntax and phonology. Within the field of syntax, attention is focussed on three important ways of forming complex sentences - relativization, complementation, and coordination. The theoretical framework for the study as a whole is that of transformational grammar. The syntax follows broadly the 'abstract syntax' version of transformational...[Show more]

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Date published: 1970
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d739254a86b9
Access Rights: Open Access


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