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Compound Case Markers in Australian Languages

Compound Case Markers in Australian Languages Compound Case Markers in Australian Languages1 Fritz Schweiger university of salzburg, austria In several Australian languages, it is possible for nominals to carry more than one in³ectional case marker. This can be due to adnominal multiple case marking where two or more cases are assigned to a nominal. This type has been known as "Suf²xaufnahme." The recent book Double Case (Plank 1995) gives a good survey of this topic (including data from Australian languages). A further possibility is derivational multiple case marking ("compound cases"). Here a case marker forms an oblique stem ("founding form") that may attract further case markers. The use of a ligative ("case spacing") can be seen as an interesting mixture of (adnominal) double case and compound case. This paper presents the results of a pilot study that includes several languages from the Pama-Nyungan and the Tangkic family. 1. INTRODUCTION. A good survey of multiple case marking in Australian languages is given in Dench and Evans 1988. Following a classi²cation proposed in Austin 1995, three situations can be distinguished where multiple case marking may occur. The present paper is a pilot study of a special type of multiple case marking, namely, compound cases. In many http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Compound Case Markers in Australian Languages

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 39 (2) – Dec 1, 2000

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Compound Case Markers in Australian Languages1 Fritz Schweiger university of salzburg, austria In several Australian languages, it is possible for nominals to carry more than one in³ectional case marker. This can be due to adnominal multiple case marking where two or more cases are assigned to a nominal. This type has been known as "Suf²xaufnahme." The recent book Double Case (Plank 1995) gives a good survey of this topic (including data from Australian languages). A further possibility is derivational multiple case marking ("compound cases"). Here a case marker forms an oblique stem ("founding form") that may attract further case markers. The use of a ligative ("case spacing") can be seen as an interesting mixture of (adnominal) double case and compound case. This paper presents the results of a pilot study that includes several languages from the Pama-Nyungan and the Tangkic family. 1. INTRODUCTION. A good survey of multiple case marking in Australian languages is given in Dench and Evans 1988. Following a classi²cation proposed in Austin 1995, three situations can be distinguished where multiple case marking may occur. The present paper is a pilot study of a special type of multiple case marking, namely, compound cases. In many

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 1, 2000

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