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Applicative constructions and suppletive verbs in Hiaki

@inproceedings{Haugen2009ApplicativeCA,
  title={Applicative constructions and suppletive verbs in Hiaki},
  author={Jason D. Haugen and Mercedes Tubino Blanco and Heidi Harley},
  year={2009}
}
Several intransitive verbs of motion or posture in Hiaki exhibit verb-stem suppletion conditioned by the number of the subject. ere are also a few suppletive transitive verbs conditioned by the number of the object. We argue in this paper that suppletion in these verb roots is triggered only by underlying objects, and that the intransitive members of this class of verbs are unaccusative. To show this, we exploit the properties of the Hiaki applicative morpheme, whi is productive with any… 
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