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Projecting Morphology and Agreement in Marori, an isolate of Southern New Guinea

Arka, I Wayan


This paper is the first detailed investigation on agreement in Marori (Isolate, Papuan, Merauke-Indonesia), highlighting its significance in the cross-linguistic understanding of NUM(BER) expression and in the unification-based theory of agreement. Marori shows PERS and NUM agreement with distributed exponence in DUAL. The paper proposes that DUAL is formed by two basic NUM features (SG, PL) each with its binary values and that DUAL is [-SG,-PL] (unmarked). The novel aspect of the analysis is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Melanesian Languages on the Edge of Asia: Challenges for the 21st Century


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