Date Thesis Awarded
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Jack B. Martin
Kathleen Joan Bragdon
The purpose of this paper is to describe the grammatical patterns of noun phrases in Tongan. This includes a variety of areas, ranging from very simple single-noun constructions up to complex phrases involving three nouns. My interest in this topic was motivated by the aura of mystery surrounding the language: Tongan's lack of overt morphology makes an in-depth analysis of the grammar and lexicon difficult, and the relatively small body of previous literature on the language gave me a minimal foundation on which to build.
Devane, Melissa, "The Syntax and Semantics of Tongan Noun Phrases" (2008). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 790.
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