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The 15 papers during this quantity were written in honour of Barry John Blake, origin Professor of Linguistics at l. a. Trobe college, Melbourne, Australia. They mirror the 3 topics that ruled his examine, particularly case, linguistic typology and grammar.
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Extra info for Case, Typology and Grammar: In Honor of Barry J. Blake
Classiﬁcation of southern Pilbara languages’’ Papers in Australian linguistics No 17, 1–17. Canberra: Paciﬁc Linguistics. ——. 1988b. ’’ La Trobe University Working Papers in Linguistics 1: 43–63. ——. 1989. ’’ La Trobe University Working Papers in Linguistics 2: 43–71. ——. 1992. A Dictionary of Jiwarli, Western Australia. Melbourne: La Trobe University. ——. 1994. ‘‘A Grammar of the Mantharta Languages, Western Australia,’’ La Trobe University, MS. ——. 1995. ) Double case: Agreement by Sufﬁxaufnahme 363–79.
Nom sit-prs face-to-face-now mother-in-law-loc karla-ngka kumpa-yi wangka-arni-rri-a. ’ [T48s14] b. with an inanimate subject also meaning ‘to be, sit’ (6) Parlu-nyjarri ngunha kumpa-inha kartumayi-lu wantha-rninyjaparnti. ’ [T47s34] (7) Warrara thurnti kumpa-artu. ’ [T52s10] The verb kumpa- can also be used as a main clause verb with a dependent imperfective-same subject clause in several functions. These are discussed in the following sections. 1 Kumpa- with its main lexical meaning With its main lexical meaning of ‘be located’, as in (8) to (14) below.
We also look at similar constructions in other Australian languages, and elsewhere. peter austin 20 2. The Mantharta languages The Mantharta languages are a group of Australian Aboriginal languages traditionally spoken in the north-west of Western Australia, along the Lyons and the upper Ashburton Rivers inland from the town of Carnarvon (see maps in Austin 1981b, 1988b, 1992). They comprise Jiwarli, Thiin, Warriyangka and Tharrkari (see Austin 1981b, 1988a). The languages show a high degree of lexical cognacy and appear syntactically to be identical in all major respects; in this paper examples will be presented from Jiwarli, the language for which we have the greatest amount of data (Austin 1997).