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Morphs in search of meaning: Southeast Solomonic transitive morphology in diachronic perspective

Naitoro, Katerina


In this thesis I examine the distribution, functions and the development of transitive morphology in Southeast Solomonic languages, a subgroup of the Oceanic language family. The valency changing devices, and their allomorphs, are analysed both synchronically and diachronically. The synchronic transitivity marking and argument structure systems are compared with the reconstructed system of the ancestral language Proto Oceanic, and the thesis discusses processes which underpin the changes that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51485137845


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