Austronesian and Theoretical Linguistics by Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam, Lisa deMena Travis

By Raphael Mercado, Eric Potsdam, Lisa deMena Travis

The Austronesian language relations is the biggest language kin on the planet, but its contributors are fairly little studied, really from a proper standpoint. apparently, simply because those languages express typologically strange houses, they pose very important demanding situations to linguistic conception. Any concept that postulates a grammar that's universal to all languages needs to have in mind the actual features of this language family members. The contributions to this quantity include 5 chapters on phonology and twelve chapters on syntax, all addressing points of those Austronesian demanding situations. the quantity offers new information, new analyses of outdated info, and comparisons of heavily similar languages, in addition to comparisons to languages outdoors of the language family members. Taken jointly they shape a special photograph of Austronesian linguistics. This quantity should be of curiosity to researchers and scholars in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and language typology, in addition to students of Austronesian languages.

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Malay. Candidate 1:a is ruled out because it is too large and incurs unnecessary violations of ALL--a·· LEFT. While candidate l:b is monosyllabic, more segments have been de-leted than is necessary. The remaining candidates contain eve reduplicant syllables: this is the optimal syllable size for reduplicants. 6 The fact that there are, at present, 4· TETU refers to the OT phenomenon known as "The Emergence of The Unmarked;" see McCarthy and Prince 1994. 5· This is not strictly true. -ed as some version of REALIZEMORPHEME (Kurisu 2001).

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6 The fact that there are, at present, 4· TETU refers to the OT phenomenon known as "The Emergence of The Unmarked;" see McCarthy and Prince 1994. 5· This is not strictly true. -ed as some version of REALIZEMORPHEME (Kurisu 2001). -cr-LEFI: but REALIZEMORPHEME would militate against thls result by requiring that a reduplicant be realized overtly. 6. s. -gt~lap may emerge. That this prediction is not borne out may be attr'1buted to violations ofLlNEARI'IY BR, an issue that I leave aside. Discontiguous reduplication in a local variety of Malay 49 'Iableau l.

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