Discontinuous expressions

  • Jane Simpson
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 23)


Warlpiri allows nominal modifiers to appear separately from the arguments they modify. In (218) the attribute wita-jarra-rlu, construed with the subject nominal kurdu-jarra-rlu, appears separated from kurdu-jarra-rlu. This attribute can be interpreted in at least two ways, which correspond roughly to restrictive and non-restrictive readings.


Semantic Interpretation Functional Head Grammatical Function Single Constituent Absolutive Case 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Simpson
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  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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