The Marking System in the Dialect of Lamalera
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 105-120
Received: Apr. 28, 2017; Accepted: May 20, 2017; Published: Jul. 14, 2017
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Yosef Demon, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Flores University, Ende, Indonesia
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Marking is a universal linguistic phenomenon. Marking is the giving of a marker either free or bound, either in front or back on a morphological form. The Dialect of Lamalera (DL) is one of 35 dialects in the Lamaholot Language family. The Lamalera dialect has apronominal marker attached either to the front in a number of certain categories of words or back in other categories. Interestingly, the DL is almost entirely in all categories of words. Provision of markers on anumber of categories triggers conformity to the word category often referred to as agreement verbs, personal clitics, subject markers, personal (prefixes, suffixes), agreement markers, or subject verb agreements. This paper will only examine the alignment in the DL with out comparing it with dialect or other languages cross language.
Clitic, Proclitic, Enclitic, Verb Agreement
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Yosef Demon, The Marking System in the Dialect of Lamalera, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 105-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20170504.14
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