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A comparative survey of reduplication in Australian languages

Dineen, Anne Helen


This thesis is a cross-linguistic study of reduplicative constructions found in a sample of 120 Australian languages. The study is based on an examination of reduplications in various languages, and a comparison of these particular constructions with aspects of the structure of the language in question. In this way, the role of reduplication in grammar may be clarified. This is especially relevant to Australian languages since reduplication is largely used to express 'grammatical'...[Show more]

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Date published: 1990
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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