Publication details [#7909]

Reesink, Ger P. 1983. On subordination in Usan and other Papuan languages. In Dik, Simon C., ed. Advances in functional grammar. Foris. pp. 225–243.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


A discussion of some structural and functional properties of subordination in Usan and some other Papuan languages. The major claim is that main clauses normally carry asserted information, whereas subordinate predications are more likely to contain presupposed information.