Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languages
John Benjamins Publishing, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 289 pages
Over the past fifteen years, descriptions of Australian Aboriginal languages have provided important data for the typological study of morpho-syntactic phenomena. The present volume presents descriptions of complex sentence phenomena in ten Australian languages and provides important new material in this area of current concern in linguistics. Complex sentences are described either from a syntactic or from a semantic (discourse-functional) point of view. The papers draw on data from widely distributed and, in some instances, previously undescribed languages. Among others descriptions of the (so-far) poorly known non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia, as well as Pama-Nyungan languages central and northern Australia are included in this volume.
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FIGURE AND GROUND IN REMBARRNGA COMPLEX SENTENCES
MOOD AND SUBORDINATION IN KUNIYANTI
PARTICIPLE SENTENCES IN WAKIMAN
FORM FUNCTION AND PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY
VERB SERIALISATION AND THE CIRCUMSTANTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN YANKUNYTJATJARA
SOME FEATURES OF MANJILJARRA NOMINALISED RELATIVE CLAUSES
CASE AND COMPLEMENTISER SUFFIXES IN WARLPIRI
ODD TOPIC MARKING IN KAYARDILD
AFFIXESOF MOTION AND DIRECTION IN ADNYAMATHANHA
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accusative action Adnyamathanha adverbial affixes analysis antecedent arguments Australian languages Ayenge case-marking case-suffixes clausal clause type clause verb com complementiser suffixes complementizing complex sentences con constituent constructions coreference dative dependent clause dependent verb described different-subject discourse discussion embedded entailment ergative event example finite clauses finite relative clause finite verb function Givon grammar Hale identity indicates interpretation intransitive involved irrealis Jiwarli juncture kangaroo Kayardild Kuniyanti kuwenj lest clauses lexical Linguistics locative lsgNOM main clause main verb Manjiljarra Martuthunira matrix meaning modal modifies mood morpheme morphological motion Mparntwe Arrernte ndha Ngayu nominal nominalised verb non-subject object occur odd topic marking participle passive predicate presupposition pronominal proposition purpose clause R.M.W. Dixon reference relation relationship relative clause Rembarrnga same-subject semantic serialisation situation speaker structure sub subjunctive subor subordinate clause switch-reference system syntactic temporal tense Thalanyji thatACC transitive unmarked verbal Wakiman Warlpiri Western Desert language Yankunytjatjara Yukulta