Number and comitative-inclusory constructions in Marori

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    The number system in Marori is morphosemantic, showing underspecified distributive exponence in number marking, which allows for the rich expression of nonsingular comitative-inclusory-associative meaning. The proposed LFG analysis consists of two parts: the decomposition of the number values ([+/-SG] and [+/-CUM]), and c-structure annotations with two template calls to capture the intricacies of the conjunctive and appositive properties involved in comitative constructions in Marori. It is demonstrated that the LFG analysis can straightforwardly capture the interaction of nominal and verbal number in expressing comitative meaning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventLFG19 Conference - Australian National University
    Duration: 1 Jan 2019 → …


    ConferenceLFG19 Conference
    Period1/01/19 → …


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