Imperatives in Ambon

  • Stephanie M. Calo University of Florida

Abstract

This paper describes the morphosyntax of imperatives in Ambon Malay, a Malayic language spoken in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It covers both pos-itive and negative second person imperatives and first person hortatives. There are descriptions of the placement and optionality of pronominal subjects and ways of modifying the politeness of the imperatives.

Published
2018-10-30