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Nominal, pronominal, and verbal number in Balinese

Arka, Wayan; Dalrymple, Mary


We examine the morphology, syntax, and semantics of number in Balinese. All Balinese pronouns are singular, and non-reduplicated common nouns have general number. Regular and associative plural constructions allow for expression of nominal plurality. Common nouns can also be reduplicated, which often (but not always) indicates plural meaning. In the verbal domain, reduplication generally marks pluractionality. We show that reduplication is a derivational process which can imply rather than...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Linguistic Typology
DOI: 10.1515/lingty-2017-0007


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