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Title: Word Formation and Morphological Processes in Lakkja
Authors: Fan, Wenjia
Keywords: Lakkja morphology
morphological processes
constituent order change
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: 第51回国際漢蔵語学会実行委員会・京都大学白眉センター
Journal title: Proceedings of the 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Thesis number: 17
Abstract: This article concerns both the internal structures of words and the mechanisms of word formation in Lakkja, a Tai-Kadai language in South China. Emphasis will be laid on the major word-formation devices such affixation, reduplication, compounding and segmental morphologic alternation. Lakkja is one of the most representative examples of isolating and analytic types: it is tonal, lacking in morphological forms such as grammatical agreement and inflection. There is no distinction for number or gender. A number of lexical items are being increasingly used as prefixable morphemes, to indicate number and gender. A small number of prefixes syntactically functions as nominalizers, displaying SVO typology, and some as verbalisers or adjectivers, exhibiting valence-decreasing features. Contact-induced word order change can be observed in Lakkja, where in some cases the constituent order has the tendency of shifting to left-branching with modifiers preceding the modified in contrast to the native order where modifiers follow the modified. This latter tendency that is less common in other Kam-Tai languages.
Description: [ICSTLL 51] 26th-28th September 2018 ; Kyoto University, Kyoto, JAPAN
主催 : 第51回国際漢蔵語学会実行委員会 ; 共催 : 京都大学白眉センター
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