Grammatical relations and information structure in Eibela: a typological perspective

Aiton, Grant (2014) Grammatical relations and information structure in Eibela: a typological perspective. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 32 (2). pp. 1-25.

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[Extract] Eibela, also referred to as Aimele (Ethnologue code: AIL), has approximately 300 speakers living primarily in Lake Campbell, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. The genetic affiliation of Eibela has not been thoroughly investigated, but it is likely that it belongs to the putative Trans-New Guinea Phylum, of the central and South New Guinea stock. The expression of grammatical relations in Eibela emerges largely as a combination of case- marking, which is largely optional, and constraints based on information structure. Additionally, oblique case markers may function to append clausal constituents to a clause as well as nominal arguments.

Item ID: 37328
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0023-1959
Date Deposited: 27 May 2015 00:05
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
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