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Ende Reduplication


Ende, a Pahoturi River language of Papua New Guinea, makes extensive use ofreduplication. Although Ende infinitival reduplication has been described in detail (Lindsey 2019), other uses remain unstudied. This thesis presents a comprehensive description of Ende reduplication, based on data from the dictionary and corpora, supplemented by remote consultation with Ende speakers. This work shows that the other uses of reduplication, though semantically diverse, share patterns of form that are distinct from those of infinitival reduplication. The phonological form of derivational reduplication and its many functions are described in detail. In addition, Lindsey’s data on infinitival reduplication are reanalyzed, showing that a moraic minimality condition does not account well for the observed patterns. Finally, further details are provided regarding the phonological form of infinitival reduplication, and some other types of repetition in Ende are briefly described, providing valuable data from a region (Southern New Guinea) whose linguistic diversity remains little represented in typological research.

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