Alex Trueman, Heidi Harley
In Proceedings of WAIL 13, University of California Santa Barbara, 40-54.
Publication year: 2012

This paper combines descriptive and theoretical goals in an investigation of pronominal forms in Hiaki. The descriptive goals include: documenting a full range of Hiaki pronominals in varied discourse contexts and beginning an investigation into contrasts in the fused pronominal postposition paradigms. For a theoretical perpective, we consider the Hiaki data in light of the typological predictions of Cardinaletti and Starke (1999), which motivates us to begin an investigation of the status of the strong/weak/clitic distinction in Hiaki pronominals, in particular, identification of the properties of apparent ‘in-between’ forms.