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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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DP juxtaposition

DP juxtaposition

(p.151) 7 DP juxtaposition
Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 examines DP juxtaposition, which is frequently employed in Kayardild as in many other Australian languages. Functions of juxtaposition are introduced and illustrated. Consideration of number inflection, grammatical role alternations and the tense inflection of certain DPs shows that the sharing of inflectional features by juxtaposed DPs is epiphenomenal, or bottom-up, rather than imposed top-down via a ‘juxtaposition phrase’ node. A survey of juxtaposed DPs whose NP lacks an overt head provides evidence for a wide range of DPs with predominantly unfilled structural positions, and adds justification for certain syntactic structures posited in earlier chapters on the basis of independent evidence. Insights afforded by this are applied to the analysis of inflection in narrow scope negation and nominal secondary predicates.

Keywords:   Kayardild, juxtaposition, inflection, concord, agreement, determiner phrase, secondary predication

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