Word in Yalaku

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2020) Word in Yalaku. In: Aikhenvald, Alexandra, Dixon, R.M.W., and White, Nathan M., (eds.) Phonological word and grammatical word: a cross-linguistic typology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 147-175.

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This chapter focuses on phonological and grammatical word in Yalaku, a minority language from the Ndu family in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. The phonological word in Yalaku is characterized by one single stress, and a number of phonological processes, including voicing of stops and the post-alveolar affricate, and k-fortition word-internally. The usual length of a phonological word is two syllables. One grammatical word corresponds to two or more phonological words in case of echo-compounds, nominal compounds, serial verb constructions, and full reduplication of non-cohering type. Cohering reduplication which produces one phonological word. One phonological word corresponds to more than one grammatical word if it contains clitics. All clitics in Yalaku can occur as independent phonological words if in focus. Monosyllabic third person cross-referencing markers are anticipatory clitics which form one phonological word with the constituent preceding their host, unless that constituent contains three syllables or more.

Item ID: 64092
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-886568-1
Keywords: word, typological, grammatical, morphological, phonology Yalaku, Ndu, clitics, ambiclitics
Copyright Information: © editorial matter and organization Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, R. M. W. Dixon, and Nathan M. White 2020 © the chapters their several authors 2020 The moral rights of the authors have been asserted. All rights reserved.
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), James Cook University
Projects and Grants: ARC Discovery DP170100918
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 01:18
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470409 Linguistic structures (incl. phonology, morphology and syntax) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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