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Fictive Motion Down Under: The Locative-Allative Case Alternation in Some Australian Indigenous Languages

McConvell, Patrick; Simpson, Jane


This paper describes the predication of location of participants in Indigenous languages of northern Central Australia. Two main strategies are discussed: the use of double case-marking, and the co-opting of particular local cases to express scope of predication as well as location. The coopting case in question involves the Allative Nominal Construction (AN). This is the use of an allative case instead of a locative case in the meaning of �static location� in a secondary predication where the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
DOI: .1007/978-3-642-30773-7_11


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