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Verb classification in Australian languages

Author: William McGregor
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2002.
Series: Empirical approaches to language typology, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Verb classification in Australian languages.
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This book deals with systems of verb classification in Australian Aboriginal languages, with particular focus on languages of the north-west. It proposes a typology of the systems according to their main formal and semantic characteristics. It also makes some proposals concerning the historical origins and grammaticisation of these systems, and suggestions regarding the grammatical relations involved. In addition,  Read more...
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McGregor, William, 1952-
Verb classification in Australian languages
(DLC) 2001059196
(OCoLC)48711222
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William McGregor
ISBN: 9783110870879 3110870878
OCLC Number: 858282115
In: McGregor, William
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 531 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Preface""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Maps""; ""List of Tables""; ""Abbreviations and Conventions""; ""1. Introduction""; ""1.1. What is verb classification?""; ""1.2. Towards a typology of classification""; ""1.2.1. Superclassification and subclassification""; ""1.2.2. Classes and categories""; ""1.2.3. Classifiers and classifying constructions""; ""1.2.4. Concluding remarks""; ""1.3. Understanding grammatical superclassification""; ""1.3.1. A conceptual model""; ""1.3.2. Distributional criteria for grammatical superclassification""; ""1.3.3. An example: the Kija noun class system"" ""1.4. Verb superclassification Australian style""""1.5. Semantic basis of verb superclassification""; ""1.5.1. Fundamental parameters""; ""1.5.2. On class, category, and classification meaning""; ""1.5.3. Prediction and explanation""; ""1.6. Aims and organisation""; ""2. The Gooniyandi verb classifier system""; ""2.1. Structure of the verbal complex""; ""2.2. The X morphemes as category markers""; ""2.3. The semantics of Gooniyandi verb classifiers""; ""2.3.1. Extendible classifiers""; ""2.3.2. Accomplishment classifiers 64 2.3.2.1. Monovalent classifiers"" ""2.3.3. Parallelisms between extendible and accomplishment classifiers?""""2.3.4. Exceptions""; ""2.3.5. Concluding remarks""; ""2.4. Two special cases""; ""2.4.1. Classification of the most frequent verb roots""; ""2.4.2. Classification of English borrowings""; ""2.5. Remarks on verb classification in Bunuba""; ""3. CVC-based verb category systems""; ""3.1. Formal properties of CVCs""; ""3.2. Nyulnyulanlanguages""; ""3.3. Worrorran (Northern Kimberley) languages""; ""3.4. Jarrakan languages""; ""3.5. Jaminjungan languages""; ""3.6. Wagiman""; ""3.7. Daly River languages"" ""3.8. Maran languages""""3.9. Mangarrayi""; ""3.10. Pama-Nyungan languages""; ""3.11. Concluding remarks""; ""4. Comparison of verb category systems""; ""4.1. Degrees of grammaticisation""; ""4.2. IVs recurrent in CVC-based category systems""; ""4.2.1. Speech; avalent""; ""4.2.2. Stance; monovalent""; ""4.2.3. Motion; monovalent""; ""4.2.4. Induced motion; bivalent""; ""4.2.5. Acquisition; bivalent""; ""4.2.6. Violence; bivalent""; ""4.2.7. Perception; bivalent""; ""4.2.8. Concluding remarks""; ""4.3. Gooniyandi and Nyulnyul systems in contrast""; ""4.3.1. Formal characteristics"" ""4.3.2. System level comparison""""4.3.3. Individual categories compared and contrasted""; ""4.3.4. Categorisation of vocalisation/communication events""; ""4.3.5. Categorisation of motion events""; ""4.3.6. Conclusion""; ""5. Verb class systems: conjugations""; ""5.1. Pama-Nyungan conjugation classes""; ""5.2. Non-Pama-Nyungan conjugation classes""; ""5.2.1. Nyulnyulan languages""; ""5.2.2. Worrorran languages""; ""5.2.3. Mindi languages""; ""5.2.4. Wagiman and Wardaman""; ""5.2.5. Gunwinjguan languages""; ""5.2.6. Maran languages""; ""5.2.7. Nunggubuyu""; ""5.2.8. Anindilyakwa""
Series Title: Empirical approaches to language typology, 25.
Responsibility: by William B. McGregor.
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