Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages

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| University of Queensland
| University of New England
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Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages is the first major survey to address the issue of the effects of information packaging on Australian languages, widely known for nonconfigurationality. The papers are based on individual fieldwork and describe a wide range of Australian languages of different types, ranging from the polysynthetic languages of Arnhem Land and the Kimberley to the classical types represented by Walpiri. Topics covered include the pragmatics of information exchange, the interaction of noun class marking with polarity and referentiality, the effects of specificity on argument indexing, the discourse uses of the ergative case, the contribution of pronouns to NP reference, the interaction of tense and aspect clitics with information structure, clause-initial position, and discourse and grammar in Australian languages. The volume will appeal to scholars interested in discourse, typology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 104]  2008.  x, 239 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword
vii
Maps
ix–x
Discourse and grammar in Australian languages
Brett Baker and Ilana Mushin
1–23
Clause-initial position in four Australian languages
Jane Simpson and Ilana Mushin
25–57
Bardi arguments: Referentiality, agreement and omission in Bardi discourse
Claire Bowern
59–85
Diverging paths: Variation in Garrwa tense/aspect clitic placement
Ilana Mushin
87–109
Pragmatically case-marked: Non-syntactic functions of the Kuuk Thaayorre ergative suffix
Alice Gaby
111–134
The interpretation of complex nominal expressions in Southeast Arnhem Land languages
Brett Baker
135–166
"Double reference" in Kala Lagaw Ya narratives
Lesley Stirling
167–202
Person reference, proper names and circumspection in Bininj Kunwok conversation
Murray Garde
203–232
Index of languages
233
Index of names
235–236
Index of subjects
237–239
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008028909