The Structure of Ibanag Nominals
Shirley N. Dita
Date of publication:
December 31, 2011
This paper takes off from Dita‘s (2011) discussion of Ibanag nominal markers. Since a prototypical noun phrase contains a determiner and a head noun, this paper describes the nouns in Ibanag. Using a 250,000-word religious and literary Ibanag texts, the following properties of nominals have been presented: number, gender, and morphological formation. There are two ways of pluralization process in Ibanag: the use of the plural marker ira and reduplication. Aside from the gender, the properties of common nouns, and the borrowed ones, there are eight types of derived nouns discussed in this paper.