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dc.contributor.authorDISBRAY, SAMANTHAen_US
dc.contributor.authorSIMPSON, JANEen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T11:19:15Z
dc.date.available2014-05-22T11:19:15Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-05-30en_US
dc.identifier.citationDisbray, S., & Simpson, J. (2004). The expression of possession in Wumpurrarni English, Tennant Creek, in Monash University Linguistics Papers, 4(2), 65-86.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/34145
dc.description.abstractWe discuss the expression of possession in Wumpurrarni English (WE), a variety spoken in the Tennant Creek area of the Northern Territory. We illustrate this from a data-set of 319 utterances containing possessive constructions (drawn from 14 video-recordings of conversations between care-givers and children). We show how the WE constructions relate to those of the source languages, Warumungu, Standard Australian English (SAE), and the creole that developed in northern Australia late in the nineteenth century. The interaction between these sources in the development of WE is complex. Three notable features are examined: the use of a possessor clitic whose form is taken from Warumungu, but whose syntactic behaviour is taken from the SAE Genitive clitic, the use of a post-nominal possessor as in Warumungu, and the extension of the possessor clitic to the possession of inalienable things such as body-parts. A body-part possessor construction appears with a wider range of verbs than in standard Australian English, but narrower than that in traditional Warumungu. We show the wide variation in the use of possessive constructions, and suggest that relevant factors are the speaker’s age, code-switching, and the context of use.en_US
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dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMonash Universityen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/ACLA/papers.htmlen_US
dc.subjectWumpurrarni Englishen_US
dc.subjectKriolen_US
dc.subjectAboriginal Englishen_US
dc.subjectTennant Creeken_US
dc.subjectWarumunguen_US
dc.titleThe expression of possession in Wumpurrarni English, Tennant Creeken_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentArts: Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguisticsen_US
melbourne.publication.statusPublisheden_US
melbourne.source.titleMonash University Linguistics Papersen_US
melbourne.source.volume4en_US
melbourne.source.issue2en_US
melbourne.source.pages65-86en_US
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melbourne.contributor.authorDisbray, Samantha
melbourne.contributor.authorSIMPSON, JANE
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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