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Mon Dec 07 2009

Qs: Incorporation and Conversion in Malayo-Polynesian

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        1.    Muriel F, Incorporation and Conversion in Malayo-Polynesian

Message 1: Incorporation and Conversion in Malayo-Polynesian
Date: 05-Dec-2009
From: Muriel F <muriel1983libero.it>
Subject: Incorporation and Conversion in Malayo-Polynesian
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Dear Linguists,

I have a question concerning Malayo-Polynesian languages. Since I am
working on reduplicative processing from a cross-linguistic perspective, I
have analyzed some interesting patterns in Ponapean, Tigar and Mokilese on
VV formations and argument structures.

To find independent evidence for my claims, though, I need to answer the
following two questions. I was wondering if anybody can give me
information. I will not say more about the patterns I found so not to
influence possible answers.

1) Does noun incorporation exist in any of these languages, like to horse
ride or to baby sit in English?
2) Does conversion from noun to verb exist in such languages, like Clinton
 to Clinton in English?

Thank you very much for any suggestions,

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

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