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Typologies of agreement: some problems from Kayardild

Evans, Nicholas

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In this paper I describe a number of agreement-type phenomena in the Australian language Kayardild, and assess them against existing definitions, stating both the boundaries of what is to be considered agreement, and characteristics of prototypical agreement phenomena. Though conforming, prima facie, to definitions of agreement that stress semantically based covariance in inflections on different words, the Kayardild phenomena considered here pose a number of challenges to accepted views of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33294
Source: Transactions of the Philological Society
DOI: 10.1111/1467-968X.00118

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