Journal article

Possessor dissension: Agreement mismatch in Ngumpin-Yapa possessive constructions


Linguistic Typology | Mouton de DeGruyter | Published : 2017

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

The collection of the Bilinarra data was funded by the University of Melbourne in 1990, Diwurruwurru-jaru Aboriginal Corporation (2000-2007), an AIATSIS grant "Bilinarra Dreaming Lines" (2003-2004), and the Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin DoBeS project (2008-2009). The collection of Gurindji data was funded by the Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin DoBeS project (2008-2009) and a Hans Rausing Endangered Languages ELDP project (2009-2011). Earlier versions of this article were presented at the Australian Languages Workshop in Queensland in March 2013 and the Association for Linguistic Typology conference in Leipzig in August 2013. We thank the audiences of these presentations for many helpful questions and comments, and especially Mary Laughren, David Nash, Irina Nikolaeva, Jane Simpson, Tasaku Tsunoda, and all of those who responded to our post "Verbal agreement with internal NP-modifiers" on the Lingtyp list in August 2014 (see We are also very grateful to Frans Plank, Sandy Ritchie, and three anonymous reviewers for providing useful feedback on a previous draft, which led to substantial improvements. A number of language consultants were instrumental in the collection of the Bilinarra and Gurindji data. We are grateful to Hector Waitbiari Jangari<SUP>dagger</SUP>, Anzac Munganyi Jangari<SUP>dagger</SUP>, Ivy Kulngari Nangari-Nambijina<SUP>dagger</SUP> (Bilinarra), Violet Wadrill Nanaku, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal Nangari, and Biddy Wavehill Yamawurr Nangala (Gurindji).