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The Kapampangan Case-Marking System from a Diachronic Perspective

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Item Summary Baetscher, Kevin 2021-01-13T01:59:08Z 2021-01-13T01:59:08Z 2018-11-01
dc.identifier.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).
dc.description.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.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
dc.subject linguistics
dc.title The Kapampangan Case-Marking System from a Diachronic Perspective
prism.volume 2018
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