Specification and inversion: Evidence from MalagasyAustronesian and theoretical linguistics (2010)
AbstractThis paper analyzes specificational sentences in Malagasy and shows that such sentences involve obligatory inversion, marked by the topic particle dia. I argue that the topicalized element is a small clause predicate that inverts with its subject. Two competing analyses of this inversion are compared and contrasted. I conclude with a brief comparison of Malagasy and Tagalog.
Citation InformationIleana Paul. "Specification and inversion: Evidence from Malagasy" Austronesian and theoretical linguistics (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ileanapaul/51/