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dc.contributor.authorBarbour, Julie Reneeen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWilliam, Claudiaen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-29T22:20:35Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-10-29T22:20:35Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBarbour, J. R., & William, C. (2017). Writing Lamap: the representation of person markers. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, 35, 132–151.en
dc.identifier.issn0023-1959en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13055
dc.description.abstractPrimary school teachers have faced a number of representational issues when developing a standard written form of the Lamap language of Malekula Island, Vanuatu. The issue discussed in this paper concerns the treatment of subject person markers, which teachers variably represent as independent word forms surrounded by space, or as prefixes attached to verbs. We employ linguistic theory in an attempt to resolve the representational issue, applying a selection of word segmentation criteria compiled by Haspelmath (2011) to the Lamap data. The criteria of non-selectivity, free occurrence, and non-coordinatability prove to be of relevance, while the search for morphophonological rules and idiosyncracies results in an interesting but separate discovery. Our analysis indicates that the Lamap person markers display properties of bound forms rather than of independent word forms. There is some evidence for their status as affixes as compared with free-form grammatical particles. While our findings help us to better understand the variation that we have observed in Lamap, ultimately it is the community of emerging Lamap writers who will determine how the language is represented.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urihttps://www.langlxmelanesia.com/
dc.subjectMalekula
dc.subjectLamap
dc.subjectperson marking
dc.subjectvernacular literacy
dc.subjectorthography
dc.titleWriting Lamap: the representation of person markersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfLanguage and Linguistics in Melanesiaen_NZ
pubs.begin-page132
pubs.elements-id211054
pubs.end-page151
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume35en_NZ


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