Mary Laughren

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AUTHOR: Mary Laughren AFFILIATION: The University of Queensland ABSTRACT: Very much in the spirit of Goddard (1982), Julie Legate argues in a mkore recent article (Legate 2008) for a distinction in languages such as Warlpiri between a syntactic or abstract nominative and accusative case assignment as opposed to morphological case assignment, although this(More)
This paper has two goals. The first is to provide an analysis of split ergativity in Warlpiri using standard mechanisms of structural case and agreement licensing. The task is of theoretical interest, both due to the nature of the split (ergative-absolutive case marking, nominative-accusative agreement), and due to the implications for the(More)
The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) started in 2008 in only two locations and has since grown to a nationwide competition with almost 1500 high school students participating in 2013. An Australian team has participated in the International Linguistics Olympiad (ILO) every year since 2009. This paper describes how the competition is(More)
The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) started in 2008 in only two locations and has since grown to a nationwide competition with almost 1500 high school students participating in 2013. An Australian team has participated in the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) every year since 2009. This paper describes how the competition is(More)
Reciprocals are characterized by a crossover of thematic roles within a single clause. So, in John and Mary wash each other, each of John and Mary is both washer and washed, both agent and patient. This often plays havoc with the process of mapping to argument structure, which in regular clauses assumes a unique thematic role for each argument. The(More)
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