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Parts of speech in Kharia: a formal account 1

John Peterson

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

In this study, Peterson begins by summarizing previous work on the South Munda language Kharia of eastern-central India, which shows that this language does not possess the familiar parts of speech ... More


Inside the noun phrase and on the edge of the sentence

Diane Massam

in Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198793557
eISBN:
9780191835339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793557.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter discusses the structure of the noun phrase, arguing that it is tightly parallel to the structure of the sentence, with C-movement within the extended nominal projection forming nP, ... More


Grammaticalization and typology in Australian Aboriginal languages

Ilana Mushin

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

While grammatical change has been a key area of interest for Australian historical linguistics, only a few studies have sought to explain the development of grammar in terms of processes of ... More


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