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Imperatives and command strategies in Tayatuk (Morobe, PNG)

Valérie Guérin

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Commands are pervasive in everyday conversations held in Tayatuk, a Finisterre language of the Morobe province in Papua New Guinea. Imperatives in Tayatuk usually order people around but also ... More


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