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By Mark Campana (auth.), Ileana Paul, Vivianne Phillips, Lisa Travis (eds.)

Austronesian languages have lengthy raised attention-grabbing questions for generative theories of syntax and morphology. The papers during this quantity surround a few of these conventional questions and position them in more moderen theoretical contexts. a number of the papers additionally deal with new matters which upload to our realizing of individuals of this language relations on one facet and the character of linguistic theories at the different. There are 3 wide concerns that re-occur during the quantity - the position and research of verbal morphology, the character of the topic or the subject in those languages, and the interplay of syntax and specificity. The papers during this quantity exhibit that as formal theories turn into extra unique, a much wider diversity of language info may be captured, and because the stock of language information grows, the accuracy of formal linguistic theories improves.

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