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Author Mansfield, John, author.

Title Murrinhpatha morphology and phonology / John Mansfield.

Published Bosten ; Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2019]
©2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  499.15 MANS    DUE 07-12-19
 UniM Bail  499 PACI  v.653    DUE 02-02-20
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 03-05-2019.
Physical description xviii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Pacific linguistics, 1448-8310 ; 653.
Pacific linguistics ; 653. 1448-8310.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-291) and index.
Contents 1.1 Morphology and phonology of Murrinhpatha p. 1 -- 1.2 A brief sketch of Murrinhpatha p. 2 -- 1.3 Previous work on Murrinhpatha p. 6 -- 1.4 Previous work on word structure in Australian languages p. 8 -- 1.5 Data sources used in this study p. 9 -- 1.6 What I mean by phonology p. 10 -- 1.7 What I mean by morphology p. 11 -- 1.8 Prosodic constituency p. 21 -- 2 Social setting and language ecology p. 25 -- 2.2 Traditional language ecology p. 26 -- 2.3 Traditional social organisation p. 29 -- 2.4 Contact and settlement p. 31 -- 2.5 Post-missionary Wadeye p. 32 -- 2.6 Contemporary language ecology of Wadeye p. 35 -- 3 Segmental sound patterns p. 42 -- 3.2 Segmental inventory p. 43 -- 3.3 Word and syllable shapes p. 44 -- 3.4 Obstruent voicing, closure and length p. 51 -- 3.5 Geminate sonorants and voiced stops p. 60 -- 3.6 Intermediate status of retroflexion p. 63 -- 3.7 Connected speech processes p. 67 -- 3.8 Loanwords and lexico-phonological strata p. 71 -- 4 Morphologically specific sound patterns p. 76 -- 4.2 Morphological categories and their phonological shape p. 77 -- 4.3 Prosodic word p. 85 -- 4.4 Prosodie phrases and prominence p. 87 -- 4.5 Prosodically internal juncture effects p. 98 -- 5 Finite verb stem inflection p. 111 -- 5.2 Morphological structure in the finite verb stem p. 112 -- 5.3 Inflectional paradigms and inflectional classes p. 118 -- 5.4 Intersecting formatives in the finite verb stem p. 120 -- 5.5 Unpredictable exponence and cross-linguistic comparison p. 130 -- 5.6 Variation and change in inflectional paradigms p. 133 -- 5.7 Whole-form storage or morphological structure? p. 134 -- 6 Predicate inflectional suffixes p. 137 -- 6.2 Prosodically internal layer p. 138 -- 6.3 Prosodically external layer p. 152 -- 6.4 Representational schemata for verb inflection p. 161 -- 6.5 Predicating nominals p. 162 -- 7 Nominal and phrasal morphology p. 167 -- 7.2 Affixes and clitics p. 167 -- 7.3 Noun phrases, nominal compounds and classifier nouns p. 170 -- 7.4 Nominal derivations p. 180 -- 7.5 Case clitics p. 181 -- 7.6 Adverbial clitics p. 184 -- 7.7 Discourse clitics p. 190 -- 8 Complex verbs and compounding p. 193 -- 8.2 Simple, phrasal and compound verbs p. 194 -- 8.3 Verbiness of verb stems p. 196 -- 8.4 Coverbs p. 203 -- 8.5 Compounding body part nominals to coverbs p. 205 -- 8.6 Pluractional coverbs p. 211 -- 8.7 Prosodic compounding p. 215 -- 8.8 Representing compound verb lexemes p. 219 -- 9 Murrinhpatha word hood and gradient morphology p. 222 -- 9.2 Murrinhpatha phonology p. 222 -- 9.3 Murrinhpatha morphology p. 224 -- 9.4 Three types of word in Murrinhpatha p. 226 -- 9.5 Morphology, gradience, and methods of quantification p. 228 -- 9.6 Concluding comments: Wordhood and polysynthesis p. 233.
Summary Murrinhpatha is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in a region of tropical savannah and tidal inlets on the north coast of the continent. Some 3000 speakers live mostly in the towns of Wadeye and Nganmarriyanga, though they maintain close ties to their traditional lands, totems and spirit ancestors. Murrinhpatha word structure is highly complex, and quite distinct from the better-known Pama-Nyungan languages of central and southern Australia. Murrinhpatha is characterised by prolific compounding, clitic clusters, cumulative inflection, irregular allomorphy and phonological assimilation. This book provides a comprehensive account of these phenomena, giving particular attention to questions of morphological constituency, lexical storage, and whether there is really such thing as a 'word' unit.
Subject Murrinhpatha language -- Phonology.
Murrinhpatha language -- Morphophonemics.
Murrinhpatha language -- Australia, Northwestern.
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