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Information structure and voice alternation in Kalanguya

Santiago, Paul Julian


Kalanguya is a Southern Cordilleran language spoken in northern Philippines. Like other Philippine languages, it has a voice system in which the semantic role of an argument is specified by the affix attached to the verb. The paper examines the choice of the voice type in connection with the information status of the participants involved, and looks closely into the correlation between information structure and voice alternation. It will be argued that the topicality and givenness of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 8 (2015): 1-23


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