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A Proto-Oceanic Passive? Evidence from Bola and Natügu

A Proto-Oceanic Passive? Evidence from Bola and Natügu Though morphological passives are said to be rare in Oceanic languages, we report on such passives in Bola (Western Oceanic), spoken in Papua New Guinea, and Natügu (Temotu Oceanic), spoken in the Solomon Islands. These languages have passive morphemes that are cognate with Proto–Malayo-Polynesian (PMP) *-in- both in form and function, which leads us to conclude that a morphological passive should be reconstructed for Proto-Oceanic (POC). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

A Proto-Oceanic Passive? Evidence from Bola and Natügu

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9421

Abstract

Though morphological passives are said to be rare in Oceanic languages, we report on such passives in Bola (Western Oceanic), spoken in Papua New Guinea, and Natügu (Temotu Oceanic), spoken in the Solomon Islands. These languages have passive morphemes that are cognate with Proto–Malayo-Polynesian (PMP) *-in- both in form and function, which leads us to conclude that a morphological passive should be reconstructed for Proto-Oceanic (POC).

Journal

Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 3, 2011

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