Possessive constructions in Ende: a language of eastern Indonesia

Date:
2008
Part Of Series:
Studies in Philippine Languages & Cultures: 10-ICAL Austronesian Papers, 18: 108-118
Abstract:
This paper provides an initial description of the different constructions expressing possession in Ende. Possession is most commonly separated into predicative (or verbal) possession and attributive possession (or nominal possession). In Ende, there are at least two (and possibly three) predicative possessive constructions: a juxtaposed possessive construction and an existential possessive construction. Furthermore, there are three attributive possessive constructions: a juxtaposed possessive construction with pronouns, a juxtaposed construction with possessive pronouns, and a ligature possessive construction. In this paper, I will provide examples of all of the constructions, the constraints of each construction and the implicatiions of each.
Description:
Originally presented at the Tenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (10-ICAL), January 17-20, 2006.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Indonesia
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Subject:
Possessive constructions
Possessives
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Entry Number:
41757