Huang, L.M. 1994, "Ergativity in Atayal", in Oceanic Linguistics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 129--143. University of Hawai'i Press.
Huang, L.M. (1994). Ergativity in Atayal. Oceanic Linguistics, 33 (1) , 129--143. University of Hawai'i Press.
Huang, Lillian M. 1994. "Ergativity in Atayal." In Oceanic Linguistics, 33 , no. 1: 129--143. University of Hawai'i Press.
Huang, Lillian M. "Ergativity in Atayal." Oceanic Linguistics. 33.1 (1994): 129--143.
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  source = {jstor},
  ISSN = {0029-8115},
  abstract = {Atayal, a member of the Formosan branch of the Austronesian family of languages, is spoken on Taiwan (Formosa). The question as to whether Austronesian languages are ergative has been of interest to linguists for the past several decades. While it has been fairly well settled for Philippine languages, it is still controversial for Polynesian. How it is to be answered for Formosan languages may be especially important for reconstructing Proto-Austronesian syntax, because Taiwan (Formosa) is considered by a number of linguists to be the probable homeland of the Austronesian family. This paper attempts to justify the claim that Atayal is an ergative language. It shows that non-m clauses (those whose verbs do not include a morphological m-element) are canonical transitive clauses both syntactically and semantically. This position is supported by the fact that non-m clauses have a higher frequency in texts than m-clauses. Since the patient participant in transitive clauses is manifested like the agent participant in intransitive clauses, whereas the agent participant in transitive clauses is differently marked, it is concluded that Atayal is an ergative language, and not an accusative language.},
  author = {Huang, Lillian M.},
  copyright = {Copyright 1994 University of Hawai'i Press},
  journal = {Oceanic Linguistics},
  jstor_articletype = {Full Length Article},
  jstor_date = {199406},
  jstor_formatteddate = {Jun., 1994},
  month = {jun},
  number = {1},
  pages = {129--143},
  publisher = {University of Hawai'i Press},
  title = {Ergativity in Atayal},
  url = {http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0029-8115%28199406%2933%3A1%3C129%3AEIA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-J},
  volume = {33},
  year = {1994},