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TitleAspects of certain intransitivizing postbases and of a transitivizing postbase in Labrador Inuttut
AuthorBeaudoin-Lietz, Christa, 1951-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1982. Linguistics
Paginationxv, 154 leaves
SubjectInuit language--Dialects; Inuit--Labrador; Inuktitut dialect;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Linguistics
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
NotesBibliography : leaves 145-148
AbstractThis study concerns itself with certain intransitivizing postbases and a transitivizing postbase in Labrador Inuttut, a dialect of Inuktitut currently spoken mostly in five settlements of the Labrador coast. A verb classification is provided, according to the possible combinations of the postbases under investigation with verbal stems. The verbs are selected from a dictionary of the Labrador dialect produced by Inuit: "Labrador Inuit Uqausingit"; all forms of the classification are elicited by consulting five native speakers. -- Aspects of intransitivizers and issues related to transitivity in some grammars of other Eastern Dialects of Inuktitut are presented. -- For Labrador Inuttut, the intransitivizing post bases and the transitivizing one are distinguished from other homonymous postbases, and their phonological form is established. The postbase analysis is followed by the verbal stem classification. This classification provides distributional patterns with respect to the co-occurrence of the postbases with verbal stems. It is observed that morphological categories show a tendency to coincide with major semantic categories of verbal stems.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier75216680
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
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