Colorado Research in Linguistics

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Together with a study of object complements, a succinct description of the Malay classifier construction is given. Object complementation is studied in a generative-transformational framework. For sentence object complements, four types of surface structures are proposed, but it is claimed that two types of deep structure trees underlie the sentence object complement construction. Informants for the study were Miss Noraini Aziz, of Kuala Selangor (Selangor State) and Miss Latifah Abdol Latif, of Alor Gajah (Malacca State).

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