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Proto-Oceanic *ma- and the adjectives: Oceanic as seen through possibly productive morphology in Tukang Besi

Donohue, Mark


An article in volume 40 of this journal discusses the history of the suffix *ma- in Oceanic languages, and compares the functions found in these languages with those attested in some non-Oceanic Austronesian languages. The current article adds some refinements based on a careful consideration of data from Tukang Besi, and provides a basis for questioning the simple bipartite divisions employed in classifying morphology in the earlier article. It is shown how reference to some of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceanic Linguistics


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