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Kayardild Morphology and Syntax$
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Erich R. Round

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.001.0001

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Morphological structures

Morphological structures

(p.12) 2 Morphological structures
Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Oxford University Press

Chapter 2 provides overviews of Kayardild phonology and morphological structure in general. It introduces the existence and significance of two phonological juncture types, and the basic morphological constituency of Kayardild root, minimal stems, and more complex words. An extended argument is offered, that verbal thematics are not part of suffixes but of lexical stems, a matter of some importance to the functioning of Kayardild's dual tense system in later chapters. It identifies the ‘termination’, a meaningless word-final element, and provides grounds for recognizing the existence of an intermediate, ‘morphomic’ level of representation that mediates morphosyntactic features' realization as morphological forms. Complex patterns of allomorphy in three suffix types are introduced, which are sensitive to morphosyntax, pure morphology, phonology, and the distinction between spoken and sung Kayardild. Comparisons are made between the current and previous analyses of Kayardild morphological constituency.

Keywords:   Kayardild, phonology, morphology, morphome, phonology-morphology interface, allomorphy, phonologically conditioned suppletive allomorphy, reduplication, compound inflection

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