Chapter

The DP

Erich R. Round

in Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654871
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745560 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.003.0006

Series: Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages

The DP

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Chapter 6 investigates determiner phrase (DP) structure. Arguments for the existence of a DP are given and an exemplification provided of filled and unfilled structural positions. Evidence suggests that N does not take a DP complement in modern Kayardild. Concord of case occurs within DP and of number within DP or NP under the constraint that Number heads, such as ‘one’, ‘two’, ‘many’, cannot inflect for number. Some case values only appear on DPs embedded in other DPs. Detailed arguments indicate that true locative case DPs do exist even though they are morphologically neutralized in most instances with DPs that are unmarked for case.

Keywords: Kayardild; determiner phrase; inflection; case; number; concord; agreement

Chapter.  5518 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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