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Mon Dec 03 2012

Books: Kayardild Morphology and Syntax: Round

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Date: 30-Nov-2012
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Subject: Kayardild Morphology and Syntax: Round
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Title: Kayardild Morphology and SyntaxPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199654871.do

Author: Erich Round

Hardback: ISBN: 9780199654871 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 65.00

Abstract:

This book presents new data and a formal analysis of the inflectional systemand syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of NorthernAustralia. It sets forth arguments for recognizing an intricate syntacticstructure that underlies the exuberant distribution of inflectional featuresthroughout the clause, and for an intermediate, 'morphomic' level ofrepresentation that mediates morphosyntactic features' realization asmorphological forms.

The book differs from existing treatments of Kayardild in unifying theexplanation of shared morphological exponents, positing a detailed,empirically-grounded underlying syntax, identifying new clausal and nominalstructures, simplifying the analysis of Kayardild's dual tense system,rejecting an analysis according to which some case markers are morphologically'verbalizing' and some tense markers 'nominalizing', and arguing that upperbounds on syntactic complexity are inherently syntactic rather than derivativeof constraints on morphology.

Analyses are expressed formally in terms of syntactic structures andmorphosyntactic features which will be interpretable to a broad range oftheories. Early chapters provide overviews of Kayardild phonology andmorphological structure in general, and a final chapter implements theanalysis in constraint-based grammar. Example sentences are glossed acrossfour or five lines, furnishing explicit analyses at multiple levels ofrepresentation, and an appendix gathers over one hundred examples sentences toprovide large-scale empirical support for the syntactic analysis of tenseinflection.



Linguistic Field(s): Morphology Phonology Syntax

Subject Language(s): Kayardild (gyd)

Written In: English (eng)

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