Building Predicates

The View from Palauan

  • Justin Nuger

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 307-330

About this book


This volume proposes that words in Palauan are not drawn directly from a mental lexicon, but are instead composed at least partially in the syntax.  Using original data from syntactic constructions not previously explored in the language, the author entertains several competing theories of word formation and highlights the compatible and incompatible aspects of each, through an exploration into new corners of Palauan syntax and morphology.  The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the syntax of Palauan that will appeal to anyone interested in Austronesian languages or formal syntactic and morphological theory more generally.


Differential object marking Direct objects in Palauan Morphology in Austronesian Languages Morphosyntax of subject agreement Paulauan language Psych-predicates and phrasal idioms Syntactic analysis of Palauan resultatives Syntactic encoding of clausal subjects Transivity and inner aspect (Aktionsart)

Authors and affiliations

  • Justin Nuger
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuance CommunicationsSunnyvaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28680-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28682-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4670
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0358
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