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Title:The Construct Suffix in North Ambrym
The languages of northern Ambrym
Contributor (researcher):Michael Franjieh
Description:This paper argues that the cross referencing strategy used in possessive constructions to cross reference the possessor on the bound noun head or possessive classifier is a construct suffix as it does not agree in the person, number or animacy feature of the possessor noun phrase. The construct suffix is not solely a genitive marking strategy but has developed to mark prepositional and verbal objects. I will look at the diachronic development of the construct suffix and show the construct suffix spread out of possessive constructions and moved in to verbal and prepositional constructions due to a gap in the object marking strategies left by the loss of verbal object marking. Franjieh, Michael. 2015. The construct suffix in North Ambrym. In The Languages of Vanuatu: Unity and Diversity, ed. by A. François; S. Lacrampe, M. Franjieh, S. Schnell. Studies in the Languages of Island Melanesia, 5. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics Open Access. Pp.91-116.
IGS0084, IPD0216
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1193438%23
Subject:academic materials
North Ambrym language
English language
Subject (ISO639):mmg


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DateStamp:  2018-06-11
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Citation: Michael Franjieh (researcher). 2015-01-01. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_VU iso639_eng iso639_mmg

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Country: United KingdomVanuatu
Area: EuropePacific

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