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The Kapampangan Case-Marking System from a Diachronic Perspective

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Title:The Kapampangan Case-Marking System from a Diachronic Perspective
Authors:Baetscher, Kevin
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Nov 2018
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Baetscher, Kevin. 2018. The Kapampangan Case-Marking System from a Diachronic Perspective. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 49(5).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:This paper presents a detailed description of the morphology involved in the Kapampangan case-marking system, investigating its history through internal reconstruction and cross-linguistic comparison. Eventually, this paper suggests that the traditional paradigm of Philippine case markers is not entirely appropriate for Kapampangan, as this language combines a small number of grammatical markers fairly transparently to cover every syntactic function necessary for an Austronesian-type alignment system, with the help of systematic head marking. The re-analysis presented in the paper raises the question to what degree Kapampangan reduced its case-marking morphology, and to what degree the case-marking system reconstructed for Proto-Philippines, or even Proto-Austronesian, consisted of a smaller number of independent elements that freely combined with each other, rather than a full-fledged paradigm. The Kapampangan system may be a key in the larger question of why Austronesian languages differ so greatly in their case-marking paradigms.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73272
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2018
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2018


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