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Putting it All Together: Agreement, Incorporation, Coordination and External Possession in Wubuy (Australia)

Baker, B and Horrack, K and Nordlinger, R and Sadler, L (2010) 'Putting it All Together: Agreement, Incorporation, Coordination and External Possession in Wubuy (Australia).' In: Butt, M and King, TH, (eds.) Proceedings of LFG10. CSLI Publications, 64 - 84. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the interaction of a number of grammatical phenomena in Wubuy, a polysynthetic language from northern Australia, and show how they can be given a comprehensive analysis within the framework of LFG. While each of these phenomena ? noun incorporation, verbal agreement, coordination and external possession ? has received various treatments within the LFG literature, no one study has addressed the compatibility of these analyses under interaction, despite the fact that they frequently co-occur in the world?s languages. We use data from Wubuy to showcase the effects of this interaction, and investigate the implications for LFG and for LFG analyses of polysynthetic languages more generally.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 08:37
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/313

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