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Which MATter matters in PATtern borrowing? The direction of case syncretisms

Meakins, Felicity; Disbray, Samantha; Simpson, Jane


This study addresses the question of which case-marker (i.e. MATter) is privileged in case realignment (i.e. PATtern borrowing) by examining two mixed varieties in northern Australia, which have borrowed either a locative or allative case marker, but not both, from a traditional Australian language. In Gurindji Kriol, the Gurindji locative case suffix has been borrowed and generalised to functions marked by the allative in Gurindji, whereas in Wumpurrarni English, realignment has occurred in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Morphology
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-020-09357-3


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