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Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages - Studies in Language Companion Series 104 (Hardback)
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Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages - Studies in Language Companion Series 104 (Hardback)

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Hardback 239 Pages / Published: 16/10/2008
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Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages is the first major survey to address the issue of the effects of information packaging on Australian languages, widely known for nonconfigurationality. The papers are based on individual fieldwork and describe a wide range of Australian languages of different types, ranging from the polysynthetic languages of Arnhem Land and the Kimberley to the classical types represented by Walpiri. Topics covered include the pragmatics of information exchange, the interaction of noun class marking with polarity and referentiality, the effects of specificity on argument indexing, the discourse uses of the ergative case, the contribution of pronouns to NP reference, the interaction of tense and aspect clitics with information structure, clause-initial position, and discourse and grammar in Australian languages. The volume will appeal to scholars interested in discourse, typology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
ISBN: 9789027205711
Number of pages: 239
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm

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