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Pronominal clitic variation in the Yapa languages: some historical speculations

Nash, David


I attempt a reconstruction of the pronominal enclitics of the smallest subgroup including Warlpiri, the Yapa (previously Ngarga) subgroup of the Pama-Nyungan languages. Then I present the variation in modern Warlpiri pronominal enclitics as a basis for inference about the development of some of their properties. I conclude that there is tension between competing models: a template, or phrase-structure rules.

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Date published: 1996
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Studies in Kimberley Languages in Honour of Howard Coate
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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