Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languages

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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.
[Typological Studies in Language, 15]  1988.  vii, 289 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
1
Introduction
Peter Austin
3
Figure and Ground in Rembarrnga Complex Sentences
Graham R. McKay
7
Mood and Subodination in Kuniyanti
William B. McGregor
37
Participle Sentences in Wakiman
Anthony Cook
69
Complex Sentences in Martuthunira
Alan Dench
97
Switch-reference in Mparntwe Arrernte (Aranda): Form, Function, and Problems of Identity
David P. Wilkins
141
Verb Serialisation and the Circumstantial Construction in Yankunytjatjara
Cliff Goddard
177
Some Features of Manjiljarra Nominalised Relative Clauses
Mark Clendon
193
Case and Complementiser Suffixes in Warlpiri
Jane Simpson
205
Odd Topic Marking in Kayadild
Nicholas Evans
219
Affixes of Motion and Direction in Adnyamathanha
Dorothy Tunbridge
267
Index of Languages
285
Index of Names
287
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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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