Article published in:Discourse and Grammar in Australian Languages
Edited by Ilana Mushin and Brett Baker
[Studies in Language Companion Series 104] 2008
► pp. 87–109
Diverging paths: Variation in Garrwa tense/aspect clitic placement
This paper presents an account of variations in the clausal position of two tense/aspect markers in the Garrwa language, primarily whether they occur before or after a pronoun as part of a second position clitic cluster. The analysis considers how different paths of grammaticalisation in the development of Garrwa tense/aspect markers may impact on their contemporary usage. An account of discoursepragmatic factors associated with tense/aspect clitic placement in narrative discourse is also presented. The analysis demonstrates a range of factors, both historical and pragmatic, which may motivate grammatical variation in discourse.
Published online: 16 October 2008
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