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oai:sil.org:42073

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Title:Passive possession in Oceanic
Abstract:This paper reviews the notion of passive possession in Oceanic, a phenomenon in which possessors that are acted on by the possessum, or at least have no control over it, are marked distinctively using either direct marking, which is used prototypically to mark inalienability, or an indirect marker used prototypically to mark items intended for consumption. The paper surveys seven Oceanic languages from diverse subgroups and reappraises Lynch's (2001) proposals regarding passive possession. It concludes that contrary to previous investigations, subject matter possessors, possessors that are acted upon, and possessors of nominalised verbs are typically treated differently in Oceanic grammars; that the standard exemplar language Standard Fijian is actually highly atypical; and that true passive possession is unlikely to have been directly possessor-indexed in Proto-Oceanic.
Contributor (author):Palmer, Bill
Date (W3CDTF):2008
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42073
Extent:pages 119-141
Is Part Of:Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):FJ
PM
Subject:Mussau-Emira language
Fijian language
Kokota language
Loniu language
Motu language
Manam language
Gela language
Subject (ISO639):emi
fij
kkk
los
meu
mva
nlg
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description

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OaiIdentifier:  oai:sil.org:42073
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Citation: Palmer, Bill. 2008. Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_FJ country_GB country_PG country_SB dcmi_Text iso639_emi iso639_eng iso639_fij iso639_kkk iso639_los iso639_meu iso639_mva iso639_nlg olac_language_description

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Country: FijiPapua New GuineaSolomon Islands
Area: Pacific


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