Transitivity and pronominal clitic order in Kapampangan

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Date:
2008
Sponsored By:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Part Of Series:
Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures; 10-ICAL Pronoun Papers; Volume 17 (2008)
Extent:
pages 88-97
Abstract:
In Kapampangan, pronominal marking is almost always obligatory, and the order of clitic pronouns is strictly the ergative followed by the absolutive when both pronouns are present. This paper discusses some issues of transitivity associated with pronominal marking. Clauses with two core arguments show various degrees of transitivity. There are constructions with two core arguments whose predicates are semantically far from transitive (expressing "relations", not "actions"), and thus low in transitivity. An analysis of such "low transitivity" predicates is presented. Low transitivity predicates also show a kind of mismatch between morphology and semantics, and some examples of the mismatch from other languages are provided.
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Published
Country:
Philippines
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Subject:
Transitivity
Pronominal clitics
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Entry Number:
42061