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Doubled up all over again: borrowing, sound change and reduplication in Iwaidja

Evans, Nicholas


This article examines the interactions between reduplication, sound change, and borrowing, as played out in the Iwaidja language of Cobourg Peninsula, Arnhem Land, in Northern Australia, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Iwaidjan family. While Iwaidja traditionally makes use of (various types of) right-reduplication, contact with two other left-reduplicating languages-one Australian (Bininj Gun-wok) and one Austronesian (Makassarese)-has led to the introduction of several (non-productive)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Morphology
DOI: 10.1007/s11525-009-9139-4
Access Rights: Open Access


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