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Polysynthesis in Dalabon

Evans, Nicholas


This chapter gives a sketch of how polysynthesis behaves in Dalabon, a polysynthetic language of Arnhem Land belonging to the Gunwinyguan family. It focuses on synchronic issues; some additional features of Dalabon which are better understood in a diachronic perspective and hence require comparative data from other Gunwinyguan languages are discussed in Chapter 19. Particularly interesting are the rich set of adverbial prefixes to the verb, the complex methods for modifying valency (stem...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199683208.013.43
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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