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By Erich R. Round

This booklet provides new info and a proper research of the inflectional method and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically amazing language of Northern Australia. It units forth arguments for spotting an tricky syntactic constitution that underlies the exuberant distribution of inflectional positive aspects during the clause, and for an intermediate, 'morphomic' point of illustration that mediates morphosyntactic good points' awareness as morphological kinds.

The publication differs from present remedies of Kayardild in unifying the reason of shared morphological exponents, positing a close, empirically-grounded underlying syntax, selecting new clausal and nominal buildings, simplifying the research of Kayardild's twin stressful process, rejecting an research in accordance with which a few case markers are morphologically 'verbalizing' and a few stressful markers 'nominalizing', and arguing that higher bounds on syntactic complexity are inherently syntactic instead of spinoff of constraints on morphology.

Analyses are expressed officially when it comes to syntactic buildings and morphosyntactic positive aspects with the intention to be interpretable to a large variety of theories. Early chapters offer overviews of Kayardild phonology and morphological constitution as a rule, and a last bankruptcy implements the research in constraint-based grammar. instance sentences are glossed throughout 4 or 5 strains, furnishing particular analyses at a number of degrees of illustration, and an appendix gathers over 100 examples sentences to supply large-scale empirical help for the syntactic research of annoying inflection.

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