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The Fijian transitive ending-(C)aki/a in loan words

Tamata, Apolonia (2003) The Fijian transitive ending-(C)aki/a in loan words. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 65 . pp. 207-227. ISSN 0387-2807

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This paper focuses on verbs that were borrowed from English to Standard Fijian (SF) and examine how they are adapted to the verb system of SF. Applying Lexical Dependency, it shows that these loan verbs show derivational relationships between unergative and unaccussative transitive verbs and their corresponding transitive verbs, as the SF verbs do. Unlike SF verbs, however, a loan verb may carry only one ending, namely -(C)aki/a, while a SF may occur as well with the so called "short transitive ending".

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE)
Depositing User: Apolonia Tamata
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 03:23
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 03:23

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