An interesting couple: the semantic development of dyad morphemes

Most systematic discussion of dyad morphemes has focussed on Australian languages, owing to a combination of their relative prevalence there, and the development of a descriptive tradition that investigates them in some 
Most systematic discussion of dyad morphemes has focussed on Australian languages, owing to a combination of their relative prevalence there, and the development of a descriptive tradition that investigates them in some depth. In the course of researching this paper, however, I became aware of functionally and semantically similar morphemes in many other parts of the world, almost invariably described in isolation from any typological reference point. I have incorporated such data as far as I am aware of it, in the hope that a systematic study will encourage other investigators to identify, and investigate in detail, similar constructions in a range of languages. The current state of our research, however, as well as some interesting geographical skewings that I discuss below, such that outside Australia dyad constructions almost exclusively employ reciprocal morphology, means that most of this paper will focus on Australian languages.
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Author:Nicholas Evans
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-112360
Series (Serial Number):Arbeitspapier / Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Köln (N.F. 47)
Publisher:Inst. für Linguistik, Allg. Sprachwiss.
Place of publication:Köln
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/08/09
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2011/08/09
SWD-Keyword:Australische Sprachen ; Binarismus ; Morphologie <Linguistik> ; Verwandtschaftsbezeichnung
Source:Köln : Inst. für Sprachwiss
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Andere Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Lexikologie/Etymologie / Lexicology/Etymology
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