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Masha on Tongan in Clemens & Massam anthology on Polynesian syntax

October 02, 2021 Linguistics

A close-up shot of an older woman holding up a book called "Polynesian Syntax and its Interfaces," with a cover photo of palm trees filtering a setting tropical sun.

Deriving VOS from VSO in Tongan.

Just out from Maria Polinsky with frequent co-author Eric Potsdam from the University of Florida, "Deriving VOS from VSO in Tongan," in an Oxford University Press anthology on Polynesian Syntax and its Interfaces, edited by Lauren Clemens and Diane Massam, who you see holding the volume in the above photo.