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University of Hawai'i Press
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The Palauan Reference Grammar offers a comprehensive description of the language that will interest speakers of Palauan and linguists alike. Although the linguistic phenomena of Palauan are often extremely complex, special efforts have been made to keep explanations as simple and clear as possible while capturing the essential phonological and grammatical principles unique to the language. Material is presented in order of difficulty, with an analysis at each stage. By mastering each level as he goes along, the general reader should have little difficulty in grasping later analyses of more complex material. Some information of a highly technical nature is included for readers with a background in linguistics. These discussions are marked with an asterisk and can be disregarded by the nontechnical reader without appreciable loss of understanding. Learning is facilitated by extensive cross-referencing, a list of phonetic and orthographic symbols, a glossary of relevant linguistic terms, a brief bibliography, and an index.

Table of Contents

  1. Half-title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. 1 Sounds and Spelling of Palauan
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  1. 2 Palauan Nouns
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  1. 3 Noun Possession
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  1. 4 Palauan Pronouns
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  1. 5 Palauan Verbs
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  1. 6 The Verb Marker and Perfective Verb Forms
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  1. 7 State Verbs
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  1. 8 Noun Derivation
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  1. 9 Causative Verbs
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  1. 10 Reciprocal Verbs
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  1. 11 Reduplication and Further Verb Affixation
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  1. 12 Imperfective vs. Perfective Verbs
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  1. 13 Directional Verbs
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  1. 14 Relational Phrases
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  1. 15 Dependent Clauses
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  1. 16 Object Clauses
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  1. 17 Processes of Sentence Formation: Subject Shifting and Preposing of Possessor
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  1. 18 Negation
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  1. 19 Uses of Hypothetical Verb Forms
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  1. 20 Questions
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  1. 21 Direct and Indirect Quotation
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  1. 22 Reason Clauses, Result Clauses, and Time Clauses
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  1. 23 Relative Clauses
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  1. 24 Modifiers
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  1. 25 The Connecting Words mȩ and e
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  1. Appendix: Guide to Phonetic Symbols Used in This Textbook
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  1. Glossary of Terms
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824879075
MARC Record
OCLC
1053883872
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-19
Open Access
Yes
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