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abilitative mode absolutive NP accusative languages action agent focus antipassive Austronesian languages Bangingi beneficiary focus bohe bowa causer Chamorro Chapter Comrie Cooreman declarative mode definite discourse distribution Dixon Dyirbal ergative agent ergative analysis ergative constructions ergative languages ergative morphology existential clause focus affixation focus causative focus system function gapped imperative inflection instrument focus intransitive intransitive subject jackfruit kami linguistic location focus marked markedness marker morphology NAR ABL narrative mode nominal nominative-accusative languages non-agent focus constructions non-topic agent occur Pangutaran particle passive Philippine languages pm mother pragmatic topic predicate preposed relativization Sama Bangingi Sama languages Schachter semantic role sigaam split ergativity stative subject properties sulat syntactic ergativity syntactic pivot syntactic processes syntactic topic syntax T.ls Tagalog term subject texts topic noun phrase topic NP transitive agent transitive clauses transitive constructions transitive sentence turtle undergoer focus underlying agent underlying undergoer unmarked construction verb verbal affixation verbal system