Algonquian grammar myths

Will Oxford

Abstract


This paper seeks to clarify several misconceptions that occasionally arise with respect to direct-inverse marking, person hierarchies, obviation, and transitivity in the Algonquian languages. The paper presents illustrative data from a variety of Algonquian languages and is intended to serve as a reference for some of the more complex principles of Algonquian morphosyntax.


Keywords


person hierarchies; direct-inverse marking; obviation; transitivity

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