E. van Lier
- Language universals without universal categories
- Theoretical Linguistics
- Volume | Issue number
- 38 | 1-2
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- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
In this article, the authors present their views on an article by author Sandra Chung related to lexical categories. According to them, Chung's article critiques an analysis of word classes in Chamorro by author Donald M. Topping. They discuss the restatements made by Chung on Topping's criteria for defining two word classes. According to them, Chung defined that the words from Class I form predicates of passive clauses with the infix in or the prefix ma but Class II words do not. The words from Class II serve as predicates of clauses whose subject is a weak pronoun but Class I words do not.
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