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Abralin ao Vivo recorded: Morphology-Syntax Interactions In Australian Languages, Rachel Nordlinger, 17 Nov

Outreach, Rachel Nordlinger

Date: 27 October 2020

Abralin ao Vivo: Morphology-Syntax Interactions In Australian Languages: a Multifaceted Approach

Presenter: Rachel Nordlinger

When: 17 Nov 2020, 9am AEDT

Where: online


Australian languages are well-known for using complex morphology to encode syntactic relations. Work on these languages has contributed significantly to our understanding of the relationship between morphology and syntax, and the ways in which languages can distribute meaning and function across these two grammatical domains. A big question for our field is what difference these structural choices make for the broader linguistic system. In this paper I draw together research from multiple perspectives, including language acquisition and linguistic processing, to address this bigger question and argue that taking such a multifaceted approach is crucial for our understanding of linguistic diversity and the nature of language.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University