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Grammatical functions in Tolaki

Edwards, Owen


I present data from Tolaki, an Austronesian language of Central Indonesia, which challenges the notion that grammatical functions form discrete categories. I argue that current models of grammatical functions within Lexical Functional Grammar cannot account for the data we find. If we were to posit discrete categories for grammatical functions on the basis of different behaviour under different morpho-syntactic tests, we would be forced to posit a minimum of nine categories in order to account...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (Honours)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78db639a0df


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