A grammar of Dela: an Austronesian language of Rote, eastern Indonesia
This thesis is a grammatical description of Dela (ISO 639-3:row), an Austronesian language of western Rote, eastern Indonesia, spoken by approximately 11,000 native speakers. The grammar describes and discusses issues from the phonology of the language to its discourse structure. Dela is a predominantly head-marking language with mostly prepositional SV/AVO typology and preposed possessors. Grammatical relations are determined by linear word order, co-indexing and behavioural properties. Dela...[Show more]
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