OLAC Record

Title:Transitivity in the analysis of Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy
Abstract:In this paper, the sentence structures of Betsimisaraka Malagasy are described. It will be shown that Betsimisaraka Malagasy is a language with an ergative case-marking system, where each transitive sentence has a corresponding passive. The paper will then provide a brief discussion as to why this analysis captures the characteristics of sentence structures and their derivational relationships better than traditional analyses of Malagasy, where sentence structures are described as exhibiting voice contrasts.
Contributor (author):Kikusawa Ritsuko
Date (W3CDTF):2008
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42071
Extent:pages 44-64
Is Part Of:Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):MN
Subject:Northern Betsimisaraka Malagasy language
Sentence structure
Subject (ISO639):bmm
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Kikusawa Ritsuko. 2008. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures.
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Country: Madagascar
Area: Africa

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