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Verbal Morphology of the Southern Unami Dialect of Lenape

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dc.contributor.advisor Sanders, Nathan St. Amour, Louise 2013-04-25T15:43:54Z 2013-04-25T15:43:54Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Because of a complex system of participant-verb agreement, the Lenape verb has a fascinating role in the structure of a sentence. Not only does the verb contain enough information about the nominal elements in the sentence to make a separate pronoun for the subject and object unnecessary, but it identifies what grammatical role each nominal element will play. It goes about this in a somewhat round-about way, assigning each participant to a morphological category, which itself does not indicate the grammatical role, but is assigned the grammatical role by a separate morpheme called a theme sign. In this thesis, I undertake to make the fascinating basics of Lenape verbal morphology, primarily as described by Goddard in his dissertation Delaware Verbal Morphology: A Descriptive and Comparative Study, more readily accessible. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en
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dc.title Verbal Morphology of the Southern Unami Dialect of Lenape en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)

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