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Pseudo-Argument Affixes in Iwaidja and Ilgar: A Case of Deponent Subject and Object Agreement<sup>*</sup>

Nicholas Evans

in Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264102
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734380 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.003.0011

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 145

Pseudo-Argument Affixes in Iwaidja and Ilgar: A Case of Deponent Subject and Object Agreement*

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This chapter discusses a particular type of deponency that is found in several languages of the Iwaidjan family and involves pseudo-argument affixes on the verb. The chapter focuses on two closely related languages, Iwaidja and Ilgar/Garig, which share about eighty percent vocabulary. The uses of agreement of the pseudo-argument, the standard use of argument agreement, and the conjugational types are discussed as well.

Keywords: deponency; Iwaidjan family; Ilgar; Garig; Iwaidja; argument agreement; conjugational types

Chapter.  9319 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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