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Agentivity and participant marking in Denaina Athabascan : a text-based study

@inproceedings{Lovick2005AgentivityAP,
  title={Agentivity and participant marking in Denaina Athabascan : a text-based study},
  author={O. Lovick},
  year={2005}
}
This dissertation is concerned with strategies of participant marking in narrative texts in Dena’ina Athabascan, a language spoken in south-central Alaska. Dena’ina is a highly headmarking, polysynthetic language, and all referents (subjects, direct objects and postpositional objects) are encoded by pronominal affixes to the verb stem, as opposed to free pronouns or noun phrases. After a short introduction into the grammar of the language (chapter 1), the pronominal inventory as well as basic… Expand
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