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predicative construction in the Dyirbal language

IgorК№ A. MelК№ДЌuk

predicative construction in the Dyirbal language

towards the notions "grammatical subject", "transitivity", "accusative case", "ergative construction", and "grammatical voice"

by IgorК№ A. MelК№ДЌuk

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Published by Indiana University Linguistics Club in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Djirbal language

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    StatementIgor A. Mel"čuk.
    ContributionsIndiana University Linguistics Club.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL7101D5 M4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination56 p. ;
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20913586M

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Get this from a library. The predicative construction in the Dyirbal language: towards the notions 'grammatical subject', 'transitivity', 'accusative case', 'ergative construction', and 'grammatical voice'. [Igorʹ A Melʹčuk; Indiana University Linguistics Predicative construction in the Dyirbal language book.

The predicative construction in the Dyirbal language: towards the notions 'grammatical subject', 'transitivity', 'accusative case', 'ergative construction', and 'grammatical voice'. Melʹčuk, Igorʹ A. (Igorʹ Aleksandrovič), Dyirbal / ˈ dʒ ɜːr b əl / (also Djirubal) is an Australian Aboriginal language spoken in northeast Queensland by about 29 speakers of the Dyirbal is a member of the small Dyirbalic branch of the Pama–Nyungan possesses many outstanding features that have made it well known among linguists.

In the years since the Dyirbal grammar by Robert Dixon was published in Language family: Pama–Nyungan, DyirbalicDyirbal. Get this from a library. Studies in dependency syntax. [Igorʹ A Melʹčuk; Paul T Roberge] -- Article entitled The predicative construction in Dyirbal, separately annotated.

predicate Sentences must always include both a subject and a predicate. The predicate is, essentially, everything in the sentences that follows the subject. It is made up of at least one finite verb, the action of which is performed by the subject.

Continue reading predicate Logic a. an expression that is derived from a sentence by the deletion of a. Originally published inthis study is dedicated to the surviving speakers of the Dyirbal, Giramay and Mamu dialects.

For more than ten thousand years they lived in harmony with each other and with their environment. Over one hundred years ago many of them were shot and poisoned by European invaders.

Those allowed to survive have been barely tolerated tenants on their own lands, and have. In particular, the construction labelled the 'false reflexive' by Dixon in his grammar of Dyirbal () may be considered an instance of the middle construction in an ergative language comparable, for example, to the construction found in an accusative language such as by: Linguistics - Languages of the World Dyirbal and other Aboriginal Australian Languages ‘Speaking’ vs.

‘Owning’ a language (Evansdiscussing fieldwork northern Australia) Multilingualism is the norm. There is a societal emphasis on language knowledge and language „ownership‟. A Few Facts About Dyirbal III. Grammatical Subject in Dyirbal 1. Toward the Concept of Grammatical Subject 2.

Subjecthood Properties in Dyirbal IV. "Transitive" Verbs in Dyirbal V. "Accusative" in Dyirbal VI. No Ergative Construction in Dyirbal VII. Active, Passive and Other Voices and "Near-Voices" in Dyirbal VIII. Analysis of Possible.

The predicative construction in the Dyirbal language: towrds the notions 'grammatical subject' ' Melʹčuk, Igorʹ A. (Igorʹ Aleksandrovič), [ Book: ]. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the : Lars-Olof Delsing.

clause are always predicative, wh ile no n-predicative adpositions normally mark oblique core arguments. (P) Predicative and non-predicative PPs have different structural re presentations. The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was run over by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case ionally the subject is the word or phrase which controls the verb in the clause, that is to say with which the verb agrees (John is but John and Mary are).If there is no verb, as in John - what an idiot.

This volume brings into focus the conceptual roots of the notion ‘grammatical construction’ as the theoretical entity that constitutes the backbone of Construction Grammar, a unique grammatical model in which grammatical constructions have the status of elementary building blocks of human : Hardcover.

The predicative construc-tion is the surface-syntactic dependency of subject on verb. M's analysis of this relation in Dyirbal (based entirely on Dixon ) provides a principled re-analysis of the notion of subject for that language, and a radical departure from the standard views of Dyirbal case paradigms.

M defines the following notions. Define predicational. predicational synonyms, predicational pronunciation, predicational translation, English dictionary definition of predicational. Sentences must always include both a. This work presents the first sustained examination of Dependency Syntax.

In clear and stimulating analyses Mel'cuk promotes syntactic description in terms of dependency rather than in terms of more familiar phrase-structure. The notions of dependency relations and dependency structure are introduced and substantiated, and the advantages of dependency representation are demonstrated by applying.

TY - BOOK AU - Dixon, Robert M. PY - DA - // TI - The Dyirbal Language of North Queensland T3 - Cambridge Studies in Linguistics VL - 9 PB - Cambridge University Press CY - Cambridge ID - Dixon ER. Marra is an Australian Aboriginal language, traditionally spoken on an area of the Gulf of Carpentaria coast in the Northern Territory around the Roper, Towns and Limmen Bight is now an endangered most recent survey was in ; at that time, there were only 15 speakers, all elderly.

Most Marra people now speak Kriol as their main ity: Marra people. Dyirbal synonyms, Dyirbal pronunciation, Dyirbal translation, English dictionary definition of Dyirbal. Dyirbal or Dyirbals 1. to both configurational languages such as English and nonconfigurational languages such as the Australian Aboriginal language Dyirbal, which has very free word order.

"Traditionally, the single independent clause (or simple sentence) is divided into two main parts, subject and predicateThe predicate can consist entirely of the Predicator, realised by a verbal group, as in 1 below, or the Predicator together with one or more other elements, as in 2: 1.

The plane landed. Tom disappeared suddenly after the : Richard Nordquist. Yagua predicative PP ‘inside the canoe’ 23 The layered structure of the NP (preliminary) 25 The layered structure of the NP in English 25 The layered structure of the NP in English with NP-initial position 27 Demonstratives in English and Lakhota 27 The structure of the Dyirbal sentence in (b)   AbstractThis paper presents a cross-linguistic investigation of the antipassive within the framework of Radical Construction Grammar.

Based on function, this study identifies constructions in 70 languages from 25 language families and four geographical macro areas. Iconically motivated correlations were found between functions and the morphosyntactic strategies they : Meagan Vigus.

AbstractWe survey the predicative functions of reduplication and analyze the relationships between them in terms of semantic affinity and iconicity. Forty-five functions are identified in languages.

The most frequent ones have to do with repetition/continuity of events, multiplicity of participants, and intensity.

Reduplication can be : Yuèyuán Lǐ, Dan Ponsford. An Urdu Manual of the Phonetic, Inductive or Direct Method: Based on the Gospel of John With a Progressive Introduction to the Constructions of the Urdu Language [Cummings, Thomas Fulton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

An Urdu Manual of the Phonetic, Inductive or Direct Method: Based on the Gospel of John With a Progressive Introduction to the Constructions of the Urdu 5/5(1). • Existence claims, after all, involve certain claims about concepts, and concepts are represented by predicative expressions.

• In a sentential context, they are represented by syntactically incomplete predicative expressions. • The exclusion of associative adjectives from predicative position is. In ditransitives (e.g. 'John gives a book to Bill'), the theme (book) is treated in the same way as are objects of transitives, while the recipient/beneficiary (Bill) is treated differently yes BOOKS We love books that add inspiration to any life and space, and these are ours.

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Predicate means "The part of a sentence or clause containing a verb and stating something about the subject (e.g. went home in John went home)." In the latter example of John went home, it seems, the predicate is went home whereas the predicator is went, home being an adjunct and thus not part of the predicator as defined.

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In addition, the language has a predicative construction that consists of a root and two clitics, one being a tense marker (e.g., -lə for ‘past’) and the other being a pronominal argument (e.g., -sx w for ‘second-person singular nominative’).

Again, the root slot can be occupied by Cited by: Predicator definition: (in systemic grammar) the part of a sentence or clause containing the verbal group; one | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. The author uses as his example the structure of predicative possession, and shows how most of the possessive constructions to be found in the world's languages can be traced back to a small set of basic conceptual patterns.

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