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The reconstruction of inflectional classes in morphology: History, method and Pama-Nyungan (Australian) verbs

Koch, Harold


This paper surveys the approaches that have been taken to the synchronic description of the inflectional classes of verbs of the Pama-Nyungan family of Australian languages, highlighting problems with the application of the concept of the morpheme, and the notion of �conjugation markers�. It then summarizes and critically assesses attempts to reconstruct the prehistory of Pama-Nyungan verb inflection, considering primarily the contrasting approaches of Dixon (1980, 2002) and Alpher (1990). The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Language Description Informed by Theory
DOI: 10.1075/slcs.147.08koc


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