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Title:Inalienable Possession in Amele: A Role and Reference Grammar account
Abstract:In this paper the forms and functions of the Amele inalienably possessed noun system are examined. It is shown that semantically, inalienably possessed nouns can be categorised as kinship terms, body part terms or personal attributes. The kinship terms also express an anthropological distinction between those terms which refer to the family of orientation and those which refer to the family of procreation. The inalienably possessed noun system is analysed in terms of the Role and Reference Grammar (RRG) model. RRG has a semantic representation independent of the syntactic representation and the operation of the inalienably possessed noun system can be better accounted for with reference to the semantic representation rather than the syntactic representation.
Contributor (author):Roberts, John R.
Date (W3CDTF):2015
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60480
Extent:41 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60480
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Working Papers 2015-002
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Amele language
alienable possession; inalienable possession; reflexive possession; family of orientation kinship terms; family of procreation kinship terms; body part terms; personal attributes; possessor agreement; discourse representation structure; lexical and post-lexical rules; vowel harmony; Role and Reference Grammar
Subject (ISO639):aey
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Roberts, John R. 2015. SIL Electronic Working Papers 2015-002.
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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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