A central feature of Warlpiri grammar (and, indeed, of many Australian languages) is the importance accorded to the casemarking system. Case-suffixes have several uses in Warlpiri, which illuminate the importance of morphology in determining predicate-argument relations. This demands an account of an issue central to any theory of the interaction of morphology and syntax, namely the existence of words which are both morphologically and functionally complex.
KeywordsFunctional Head Grammatical Function Lexical Form Phrase Structure Rule Agreement Marker
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