Case-Marking in Contact

The development and function of case morphology in Gurindji Kriol

| University of Queensland
ISBN 9789027252616 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027284679 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Until recently, mixed languages were considered an oddity of contact linguistics, with debates about whether or not they actually existed stifling much descriptive work or discussion of their origins. These debates have shifted from questioning their existence to a focus on their formation, and their social and structural features. This book aims to advance our understanding of how mixed languages evolve by introducing a substantial corpus from a newly-described mixed language, Gurindji Kriol. Gurindji Kriol is spoken by the Gurindji people who live at Kalkaringi in northern Australia and is the result of pervasive code-switching practices. Although Gurindji Kriol bears some resemblance to both of its source languages, it uses the forms from these languages to function within a unique system. This book focuses on one structural aspect of Gurindji Kriol, case morphology, which is from Gurindji, but functions in ways that differ from its source.
[Creole Language Library, 39]  2011.  xxi, 311 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The socio-political origins and setting of Gurindji Kriol
Chapter 3. The effect of language contact on inflectional morphology
Chapter 4. Code-switching origins: The source of case-marking in Gurindji Kriol
Chapter 5. The Transition from code-switching to a mixed language
Chapter 6. Attributive possessive constructions in Gurindji Kriol
Chapter 7. Topological relations in Gurindji Kriol
Chapter 8. Goal constructions in Gurindji Kriol
Chapter 9. Argument marking in Gurindji Kriol
Chapter 10. Conclusion: Contact and competition between Gurindji case marking and Kriol functional equivalents
Appendix 1. 200 word list
Appendix 2. Consistency in the expression of an event
Appendix 3. Sample of glossed Gurindji Kriol texts
Appendix 4. Statistical output
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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