A Reanalysis of the Structure of Tagalog Verbs

Videa P. De Guzman
Volume
11
Issue
1

Date of publication:

June 30, 1980

Pages
-
21
31

This paper purports to present what I think is an unorthodox and, perhaps, a revolutionary way of viewing the structure of Tagalog verbs. First, I will show that in
the traditional analysis, the distinction between inflectional affixes and derivational affixes is obscure; that the analysis always results in an unwieldy list of complex affixes that defies any unified account of lexical relations. Second, I will demonstrate an analysis which distinguishes a constant set of voice inflectional affixes that are attached to various kinds of non-derived and derived verb stems. Finally, I will point out certain
advantages and implications of the proposed analysis.

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