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Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round


This book presents new data and a formal analysis of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Northern Australia. It sets forth arguments for recognizing an intricate syntactic structure that underlies the exuberant distribution of inflectional features throughout the clause, and for an intermediate, ‘morphemic’ level of representation that mediates morphosyntactic features' realization as morphological forms. The book differs from existing treatments of Kayardild in unifying the explanation of shared morphological exponents, positing a detailed, em ... More

Keywords: Kayardild, morphome, inflection, syntax, morphology, morphosyntax, inferential-realizational, morphology, optimality, theory, Australian languages, endangered languages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199654871
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erich R. Round, author
Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Queensland