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ERIC Number: ED344480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 11
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Koasati Comparative Constructions.
Kimball, Geoffrey
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v14 n2 p47-56 1989
Recent research on comparatives in the Muskogean language, Alabama, suggest similar work for Koasati, the language most closely related to Alabama. Koasati has a system parallel to that of Alabama. Although the actual morphemes used for comparative constructions in Koasati are almost identical to the ones used in Alabama, the syntax of such constructions differs widely between the two languages. Also, the usage of comparative constructions in texts suggests that the concept of "comparison" to the Koasati mind is quite different from that understood in English. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Alabama (Language); Koasati
Note: In: Ok, Jong-seok, Ed. and Taneri, Mubeccel, Ed. Studies in Native American Languages V; see FL 020 310.