Is Inuktitut a morphological argument language?

  • In the following I will discuss grammatical structures of Inuktitut, an Eskimo language spoken in the Canadian Eastern Arctic. Inuktitut is a polysynthetic language exhibiting an exceedingly elaborate verbal inflectional system including polypersonal marking. Furthermore, Inuktitut features free word order and optionality of noun phrases crossreferenced with the predicate. But Inuktitut also exhibits a number of features which seem to contradict the possibility of its being a "pronominal argument language" -- or as I would prefer to express it, a morphological argument language.

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Author:Elke NowakGND
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2009/09/28
Year of first Publication:1999
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/09/28
GND Keyword:Inuktitut
Page Number:21
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht