サモア語、タヒチ語、ハワイ語の名詞的小辞の対照研究 [in Japanese] A Contrastive Study of Nominal Particles in Samoan, Tahitian, and Hawaiian [in Japanese]
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In this paper, nominal particles, especially prepositions and articles, in Samoan, Tahitian, and Hawaiian are examined. Since Polynesian languages derived from a common proto-language, they have many cognate nominal particles. This paper attempts to compare the usage between cognate prepositions and articles in order to illustrate similarity and difference among them. In doing so, the predicate use of each preposition/article and the co-occurrence of prepositions and articles are investigated with focusing on four groups of cognate prepositions and two groups of cognate articles. This paper shows the neutral case preposition 'o (<*ko) and the ablative preposition mai (<*mai) are distinct from other prepositions in that they can form a predicate noun phrase in all three languages and that they do not take a tense-aspect marker, which is essential to many types of predicate phrases.
室蘭工業大学紀要 (64), 99-108, 2015-03