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Dynamics of Nominal Classification : Productive and Lexicalised Uses of Gender Agreement in Mawng

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This linguistics study of the Aboriginal Australian language Mawng draws on materials and recordings produced through the Warruwi School bilingual Mawng-English program (1973-1996). The study examines the unusual phenomenon of lexicalization of verbal agreement in Mawng, looking at the use of grammatical gender to construct referents in discourse, to mediate selectional restrictions, and to produce new expressions in Mawng. Analysis of grammatical gender in Mawng offers insights on the functions of nominal classification systems. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 268
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: Ruth Singer
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2016
TCIN: 51157772
UPC: 9781614514244
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-6612
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