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Complex sentence constructions in Australian languages

Author: Peter Austin
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1988.
Series: Typological studies in language, 15.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Austin, Peter.
Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languages.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1988
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Austin
ISBN: 9789027278616 902727861X 1283313758 9781283313759
OCLC Number: 756484577
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages).
Contents: COMPLEX SENTENCE CONSTRUCTIONS IN AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGES; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; REFERENCES; FIGURE AND GROUND IN REMBARRNGA COMPLEX SENTENCES; MOOD AND SUBORDINATION IN KUNIYANTI; PARTICIPLE SENTENCES IN WAKIMAN; COMPLEXSENTENCESIN MARTUTHUNIRA; SWITCH-REFERENCE IN MPARNTWE ARRERNTE(ARANDA): 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 kayardildaffixesof motion and direction in adnyamathanha; indexof languages; indexof names.
Series Title: Typological studies in language, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Austin.

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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 (s.

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