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The Malay mirror of Austronesian: Voice development and voice variation

Donohue, Mark


This article examines the divergent voice systems of a selection of Malay/Indonesian varieties. I will show that the voice systems of the different Malay/Indonesian varieties largely (but not completely) reflect the voice systems in the languages in which that variety is spoken. In this way Malay/Indonesian, in its different varieties, can be seen as a mirror on the development of voice systems in Austronesian languages. While many languages show a syntactically privileged 'subject', in many...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Lingua
DOI: 10.1016/j.lingua.2007.08.007


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