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WHAT MADURESE CAN TELL US ABOUT OTHER LANGUAGES AND WHAT OTHER LANGUAGES CAN TELL US ABOUT MADURESE

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Author(s): William D. Davies

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Causative constructions | cross-linguistic comparison | Innateness Hypothesis | Javanese | Madurese | morphology | prolepsis | raising | syntax | universal grammar | word order.

ABSTRACT
There are many reasons to study a particular language. One might study a language to learn to speak that language in order to be able to communicate with native speakers or conduct business. One can study a language to learn about the culture of the people or understand their literature and poetry. One can study the grammar of a language to understand the structure of that language and compare it to the structure of other languages It is this last reason that motivates the following discussion.

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