By Felicity Meakins
Till lately, combined languages have been thought of an oddity of touch linguistics, with debates approximately whether they really existed stifling a lot descriptive paintings or dialogue in their origins. those debates have shifted from wondering their lifestyles to a spotlight on their formation, and their social and structural positive aspects. This ebook goals to improve our knowing of the way combined languages evolve through introducing a considerable corpus from a newly-described combined language, Gurindji Kriol. Gurindji Kriol is spoken through the Gurindji those who dwell at Kalkaringi in northern Australia and is the results of pervasive code-switching practices. even supposing Gurindji Kriol bears a few resemblance to either one of its resource languages, it makes use of the kinds from those languages to operate inside a special process. This ebook specializes in one structural point of Gurindji Kriol, case morphology, that is from Gurindji, yet capabilities in ways in which vary from its resource.
Read or Download Case-Marking in Contact: The development and function of case morphology in Gurindji Kriol (Creole Language Library) PDF
Best foreign languages books
Welsh, just like the different Celtic languages, is best-known among linguists for its verb-initial be aware order and its use of preliminary consonant mutations. but it has many extra features that are of curiosity to syntacticians. it is a concise and obtainable evaluate of the foremost syntactic phenomena of Welsh.
With train your self, Greek will not be all Greek to you anymore! With this bestselling application, you could research Greek from the relief of your house, at your personal velocity. This revised and up-to-date direction introduces you to sensible topics, similar to making commute preparations, assembly an individual new, purchasing, and different on a daily basis actions.
Chinese language, jap, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have an extended, intertwined and unusual cultural background and feature completed, or are within the means of attaining, fabulous financial luck. jointly, those 3 peoples make up one region of the realm inhabitants. They use quite a few designated and interesting writing platforms: logographic chinese language characters of historical starting place, in addition to phonetic platforms of syllabaries and alphabets.
- Speak Gaelic with Confidence with Three Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Language)
- Greek Word Order
- Referring Expressions in English and Japanese: Patterns of use in dialogue processing (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series)
- Speak Swedish with Confidence with Three Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself: Level 2)
Extra resources for Case-Marking in Contact: The development and function of case morphology in Gurindji Kriol (Creole Language Library)
Oldei (continuative), mait (potential), garra (obligation/future) (J. Munro, 2005: 87). (14) is an example of a verb which is marked for past tense and continuative aspect preverbally. The verb itself can take a small number of bound morphemes which are ordered: transitive marker, adverbial particle, aspectual marker. Transitive verbs are marked with -im which is derived from the third person pronoun him (English) or im (Kriol) (Meyerhoff, 1996). Adverbial particles may also be suffixed to the verb stem.
S=PP take-TR cake shop-ALL 'One woman takes a cake to the shop: (FHM125: LE18yr: Allative pictures) Chapter 1. Introduction 29 The final use of the dative marker on a nominal is in a purposive function. In (46), ngarlu 'honey' takes dative case, indicating that it is the purpose for the action of hitting the tree. A Kriol preposition or double-marking is also found in these constructions. S=PP hit-TR-CONT tree honey-DAT 'The girl hits the tree in order to get honey: (FHM062: SS18yr: Bingo cards) A verbal construction which looks similar to the nominal purposive function also uses the dative marker.
FHMOOl: ACllyr: Possession cards) 27 28 Case-Marking in Contact (40) kaya bin kam jawurra papap, Nima-yu papap. B: CA19yr: Monster story) The dative marker is also found on interrogative nominals (41). e. e. 'for whom: (41) ah wijan-ku langa na nyawa. B: CA19yr: Possession books) The dative marker may also be used to mark a nominal beneficiary, for instance pujikat 'cat' in (42). Again the Kriol preposition bo also functions in this way (43). (42) i=m fil-im-ap ngapulu nganta nyanuny pujikat-tu.