Case-Marking in Contact: The development and function of by Felicity Meakins

By Felicity Meakins

Until eventually lately, combined languages have been thought of an oddity of touch linguistics, with debates approximately whether they really existed stifling a lot descriptive paintings or dialogue in their origins. those debates have shifted from wondering their lifestyles to a spotlight on their formation, and their social and structural positive factors. This e-book goals to increase our figuring out of ways combined languages evolve by way of introducing a considerable corpus from a newly-described combined language, Gurindji Kriol. Gurindji Kriol is spoken via the Gurindji those who stay at Kalkaringi in northern Australia and is the results of pervasive code-switching practices. even if Gurindji Kriol bears a few resemblance to either one of its resource languages, it makes use of the types from those languages to operate inside a different procedure. This ebook specializes in one structural element of Gurindji Kriol, case morphology, that's from Gurindji, yet capabilities in ways in which range from its resource.

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On the other hand, Kriol uses a locative preposition, langa. ln general, the Gurindji case suffix is the most dominant form in Gurindji Kriol with 87% of all topological relations found with a locative case suffix. However double marking using both a preposition and a case marker is the favoured construction of teenage speakers of Gurindji Kriol, which indicates that competition between the Gurindji and Kriol forms is ongoing in topological relations, and the influence of Kriol is creeping into this domain.

For vowel final stems, and -tu for consonant final stems. liquids) Group 1 -ku Group2 -tu Llquid final -u * (McConvelL 1996: 38-39) Figure 6. Allomorphic changes in the dative case ma:rker in Gurindji Kriol overlaps with the Gurindji Kriol consonant-final ergative form. However it is unlikely that the use of -tu. as a dative indicates a conflation of these case markers into one general core-case marker, as this homophony is not extended into the vowel final allomorphs, -ngku 'ergative' versus -yu 'dative'.

Ln this example, the core VP structure dei bin baitim dem (they bit them) including the tense auxiliary bin and transitive marker -im is drawn from Kriol (la), while the NP frame, including ergative and locative case marking, are from Gurindji (lc). The Gurindji elements are given in italics, and plain font is used for Kriol elements. Optional elements are indicated by brackets, and aspects of the clause under Chapter 1. Introduction discussion are balded. Glossing abbreviations are given at the beginning of this volume.

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