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Voice and being core: evidence from (Eastern) Indonesian languages

Arka, I Wayan


The paper deals with the significance of core argument status and associated (pragmatic) prominence in (eastern) Indonesian languages of the Nusa Tenggara region covering the provinces of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara. There are tens of languages in this area but the present analysis is mainly based on Balinese1, Bima2, Manggarai, Lio, Sikka3, and Lamaholot4. The discussion is also supported by Indonesian data. The issues to be discussed are (i) how core status is...[Show more]

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Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Voice and Grammatical Relations in Austronesian Languages


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