Comparison, contrast and similarity in Yalaku

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2018) Comparison, contrast and similarity in Yalaku. Linguistic Discovery, 16 (1). 483.

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Yalaku, a Ndu language from the Middle Sepik region of the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea, has no dedicated comparative construction — just like an overwhelming majority of Papuan languages of New Guinea (de Vries 2015). After a brief outline of typological features of the language, we turn to the ways of expressing comparative meanings. The expression of similarity is the topic of §3. The last section contains a summary.

Item ID: 54532
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1537-0852
Keywords: Yalaku; middle Sepik region; comparison; contrast; similarity
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