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Warlpiri Morpho-Syntax : A Lexicalist Approach - Jane Simpson

Warlpiri Morpho-Syntax

A Lexicalist Approach

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1991
ISBN: 9780792312925
Number Of Pages: 491

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Warlpiri is a Pama-Nyungan language (Ngarrka group) spo- ken by over 3,000 people in Central Australia. Neighbour- ing languages (all Pama-Nyungan) include its closest relatives, Warlmanpa and Ngardily, to the north-east and west respec- tively, Warumungu (Warumungic) and the Arandic languages, Kaytetye and Alyawarr, to the east, the Western Desert lan- guages, Pintupi and Kukatja, to the south and west respectively, the Ngumbin language Jaru to the north-west, the Arandic lan- guage, Anmatyerre, to the south-east, and the Ngumbin lan- guages, Gurindji and Mudburra, to the north. Warlpiri country encompasses a huge area of semi-desert stretching west of Tennant Creek to the Western Australian border. For the Warlpiri, this country is filled with meaning. Jukurrpa (often translated as 'Dreaming') beings travel across it, creating and changing the landscape in their passing. Songs, dances, painting, stories and journeys celebrate the jukurrpa and the country. The Warlpiri language is also from the jukurrpa; it is the language spoken by the jukurrpa beings on their travels through Warlpiri country.

1: Introduction.- 1.1. Preamble.- 1.2. Events and participants.- 1.3. The model.- 1.3.1. The lexicon.- 1.3.2. Word-formation.- 1.3.3. Constituent structure trees.- 1.3.4. Functional structure.- 1.3.5. Semantic interpretation.- 1.4. Interactions.- 1.4.1. Insertion of words, not phrases.- 1.4.2. Changes in argument-structure.- 1.4.3. Transferral of information.- 1.4.4. Gapping and coordination.- 1.4.5. Anaphoric islands.- 1.4.6. Derivational cases.- 1.4.7. Anaphoric islandhood revisited.- I: Non-Configurationality.- 2: Simple Sentences.- 2.1. Introduction.- 2.2. Constituent structure of sentences.- 2.2.1. Phrase structure rules.- 2.2.2. Interpreting X Theory.- 2.2.3. Functional heads of Warlpiri sentences.- 2.2.4. Other functions.- 2.2.5. Morphological information.- 2.2.6. Semantic information.- 2.2.7. Information from the AUX.- 2.2.8. Building an f-structure.- 2.2.9. General well-formedness conditions on f-structures.- 2.2.10. Transitive sentences.- 2.2.11. Selection of case by verbs.- 2.3. Projection of VP.- 2.3.1. Against v.- 2.3.2. The V? constituent.- 2.3.3. Infinitive plus verb.- 2.3.4. Nominal plus verb-forming suffix.- 2.3.5. Preverb-verb structures.- 2.3.6. Lexical V?.- 2.4. Nominals.- 2.4.1. Uses of nominals.- 2.4.2. Projection of N.- 2.4.3. Heads of nominal constituents.- 2.5. Conclusion.- 3: Pronominals.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. Null pronominals.- 3.2.1. Introduction of PRO.- 3.2.2. Clitic-doubling.- 3.2.3. Jelinek.- 3.3. Default values.- 3.3.1. Introduction.- 3.3.2. Unregistered subject.- 3.3.3. Unregistered object/ Ethical Dative.- 3.3.4. Paradigmatic gaps and the Null Element Constraint.- 3.3.5. Conclusion.- 3.4. Reflexives and pronominal reference.- 3.4.1. Reflexives and reciprocals.- 3.4.2. C-command or f-command?.- 3.4.3. -kariyinyanu.- 3.5. Conclusion.- 4: Case.- 4.1. Introduction.- 4.2. Uses of case in Warlpiri.- 4.2.1. ARG: Argument-relaters.- 4.2.2. ATP: Argument-taking predicates.- 4.2.3. ATT: Attribute use of case-markers.- 4.3. ATT: Case as an agreement marker.- 4.3.1. Case on Nominals selecting SUBJECTs.- 4.3.2. Nominals that do not select SUBJECTs.- 4.3.3. Agreement of ADJUNCTs.- 4.4. Case as argument-taking predicate.- 4.4.1. Matrix predicates.- 4.4.2. Adjuncts.- 4.5. Representing case-marked nominals.- 4.5.1. Functionally complex words.- 4.5.2. Morphological assignment of functions.- 4.5.3. Double case-marking.- 4.6. Grammatical case-suffixes.- 4.6.1. Ergative as argument-taking predicate.- 4.6.2. Dative.- 4.6.3. Absolutive.- 4.7. Summary of case representation.- 5: Discontinuous Expressions.- 5.1. Introduction.- 5.2. Adjuncts in nominal constituents.- 5.2.1. Adjuncts within REL nominals.- 5.2.2. Adjuncts within ATP nominals.- 5.2.3. Summary.- 5.3. Discontinuous expressions.- 5.3.1. The REL use.- 5.3.2. ATP discontinuous expressions.- 5.4. Derivational case-suffixes.- 5.5. Summary.- II: Grammatical Functions in Warlpiri.- 6: Selected Functions.- 6.1. Introduction.- 6.1.1. Arguments and Adjuncts.- 6.1.2. Lexical Mapping Theory.- 6.2. Selected grammatical functions.- 6.2.1. SUBJECT in Warlpiri.- 6.2.2. OBJECT in Warlpiri.- 6.2.3. OBJECT? in Warlpiri.- 6.3. Linking rules.- 6.3.1. Semantic role hierarchy.- 6.3.2. Linking of semantic roles to case.- 6.3.3. Linking of semantic roles to grammatical functions.- 6.4. Preverbs that add Dative OBJECTS.- 6.4.1. Preverbs which require a Dative argument.- 6.4.2. Preverbs which add a Dative argument.- 6.5. OBLIQUE.- 6.5.1. Features of OBLIQUEs.- 6.6. Dative ADJUNCTs.- 6.6.1. Features of ADJUNCTs.- 6.7. Conclusion.- 7: External Participants.- 7.1. Introduction.- 7.2. EXTERNAL OBJECTS.- 7.2.1. EXTERNAL OBJECTS in isolation.- 7.2.2. EXTERNAL OBJECT preverbs.- 7.2.3. The -rlarni complementiser suffix.- 7.2.4. EXTERNAL OBJECTS - selected or not?.- 7.2.5. Two registered Dative arguments.- 7.2.6. Double registration and pleonastic EXTERNAL OBJECTs.- 7.2.7. Analysis of the EXTERNAL OBJECT.- 7.3. Revised feature matrix.- 7.4. Uses of underspecified GFs.- 7.4.1. Controllers of complementisers.- 7.4.2. Agreement with the AUX.- 7.4.3. Grammatical functions and clitic position.- 7.5. Conclusion.- Appendices.- List of Abbreviations.- Sources of Warlpiri Data.

ISBN: 9780792312925
ISBN-10: 0792312929
Series: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 491
Published: 31st August 1991
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.05