Using the example of Murrinh-Patha, Seiss  illustrates how Australian Aboriginal languages can shed light on the morphology-syntax interface: one aspect of their polysynthetic nature is that information often encoded in phrases and clauses in other languages is instead found in a single morphological word. In this paper, we look at another instance, the Australian Aboriginal language Arrernte, and in particular at complex predicates within the language, to examine the implications for the morphology-syntax interface. Following from our consideration of the morphology-syntax interface, we show how a glue semantics-based approach can be applied to Arrernte complex predicates, in a way that fits neatly with the use of glue semantics to model lexical functions in LFG in a multilingual natural language generation environment.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Proceedings of the LFG12 Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference (17th : 2012) - Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 28 Jun 2012 → 1 Jul 2012