Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Kayardild Morphology and Syntax$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 27 January 2022



(p.177) 9 Discussion
Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Oxford University Press

Chapter 9 engages with issues arising from Chapters 4–8. The current analysis of inflection is argued to account sufficiently for movement adverbs, complementization marking, juxtaposition and second predication without recourse to extra machinery invoked in the literature. It is also argued to be more parsimonious in its treatment of Kayardild's dual tense marking system in terms of the complexity of the feature set and conditions on its usage. It is argued that Kayardild inflections are neither morphological verbalizing nor nominalizing. Attested patterns of overt inflection are tabulated according to their underlying features and feature ordering, and their relationship to syntax is discussed. After quarantining some suspicious data, it is argued that observable upper bounds on syntactic complexity are inherently syntactic, and not derivative of constraints on morphology. Some implications for existing formal analyses of Kayardild are discussed, of the current reanalysis of inflection relative to previous accounts.

Keywords:   Kayardild, agreement, verbalizing case, nominalization, recursion, syntax–morphology interface, morphology-free syntax

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .