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Pronominal accretions in Pama-Nyungan

Black, Paul (2008). Pronominal accretions in Pama-Nyungan. In Bowern, Claire, Bethwyn, Evans and Miceli, L. (Luisa)(Ed.), Morphology and language history: In honour of Harold Koch. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins. (pp. 99-106).

Document type: Book Chapter

IRMA ID 25500554xPUB8
Author Black, Paul
Title of Chapter Pronominal accretions in Pama-Nyungan
Title of Book Morphology and language history: In honour of Harold Koch
Place of Publication Amsterdam ; Philadelphia
Publisher John Benjamins
Publication Year 2008
Editor Bowern, Claire
Bethwyn, Evans
Miceli, L. (Luisa)
ISBN 9789027248145   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Chapter Number 7
Start Page 99
End Page 106
Total Pages 8
Total Chapters 25
Language English
Field of Research 380200 Linguistics
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract Pama-Nyungan languages tend to have similar systems of pronouns, allowing the reconstruction of such protoforms as *tyana ‘they’, whose reflexes include dhana in Kalaw Kawaw Ya (in Torres Strait) and tjana in Pitjantjatjara (in central Australia). In occasional languages the same pronouns are found with an additional consonant or syllable. For example, in south western Cape York Peninsula, Kurtjar dhanabh ‘they’ could reflect an earlier *tyana-pV, with the addition of a syllable *pV that could perhaps be cognate with a syllable -bha found in longer forms of many pronouns in Uradhi, near the tip of Cape York Peninsula. The present paper explores this and other ‘additions’ to pronominal forms, including the consistent historical addition of -w or -ntuw (perhaps reflecting *-kV or *-ntVkV respectively) to pronouns in the Koko-Bera language of western Cape York Peninsula.
Keyword Pama-Nyungan
comparative linguistics
Australian Indigenous languages
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Created: Mon, 08 Dec 2014, 10:07:47 CST by Paul Black