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.
KeywordsSemantic Interpretation Functional Head Grammatical Function Single Constituent Absolutive Case
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