Voice and Grammatical Functions in Austronesian Languages
edited by Peter K. Austin and Simon Musgrave
CSLI, 2005
Cloth: 978-1-57586-499-0 | Paper: 978-1-57586-500-3

This volume explores various problems in the syntax of Austronesian languages, which are found primarily in Malaysia and the Polynesian islands. Using the framework of constraint-based theories of syntax, contributors discuss the nature of these voice systems, the function of their verbal morphology, valence, verbal diathesis and transitivity in such languages, and the nature of their lexical categories. Each analysis is presented within the frameworks of lexical-functional grammar and head-driven phrase structure grammar.
Peter K. Austin is the Marit Rausing Chair in Field Linguistics at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London. Simon Musgrave is a postdoctoral fellow at Monash University.
    Contributors vii
    Preface and Acknowledgments ix
    Abbreviations xi
    1 Introduction 1
     Simon Musgrave
    2 The Place Of Philippine Languages In A Typology Of Voice Systems 22
     William A. Foley
    3 Voice And Grammatical Relations In Indonesian: A New Perspective 45
     I Wayan Arka and Christopher Manning
    4 Voice And The Syntax Of ==A/-A Verbs In Balinese 70
     I Wayan Arka
    5 Objective Voice And Control Into Subject Clauses In Balinese 90
     I Wayan Arka and Jane Simpson
    6 The Grammatical Function OBJ In Indonesian 128
     Simon Musgrave
    7 Grammatical Properties Of The Ergative Noun Phrase In Tongan 157
     Michael Dukes
    8 Voice And Being Core: Evidence From (Eastern) Indonesian Languages 183
     I Wayan Arka
    9 Hierarchies In Argument Structure Increasing Processes:
     Ranking Causative And Applicative 228
     Mark Donohue
    10 Lexical Categories And Voice In Tagalog 247
     Nikolaus P. Himmelmann
    Language Index 294
    Name Index 296
    Subject Index 300

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