Article published in:Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders
Edited by Nino Amiridze, Boyd Davis and Margaret Maclagan
[Typological Studies in Language 93] 2010
► pp. 119–138
Fillers and placeholders in Nahavaq
This discussion describes fillers and placeholders in spoken Nahavaq (Austronesian). Nahavaq has a wide range of syntactically-specific fillers which are related to various prefixes, some of which are synchronically unproductive. There are, for example, lexicalised placeholders (from ‘this thing’), which can function as nominal or verbal heads. There are also interrogative placeholders. These fillers and placeholders are distinguished in terms of their purpose, syntax, and prosody. Key words: Nahavaq; Austronesian; prosody; hesitation; filler
Published online: 29 September 2010
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Cheung, Lawrence Y.-L.
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