Value Ergative alignment

Language:
Gurindji Kriol
Parameter:
Alignment of case marking of full noun phrases
References
Meakins & O’Shannessy 2010; Meakins 2009; Meakins 2011b; Meakins 2011c

Examples

  1. An dat warlaku makin fensta.
    An
    and
    dat
    the
    warlaku
    dog
    makin
    sleep
    fens-ta.
    fence-loc
    The dog sleeps by the fence.

    See Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

  2. Karungku im pangkily im marluka.
    karu-ngku
    child-erg
    im
    3sg
    pangkily
    hit.on.head
    im
    3sg
    marluka.
    old.man
    The kid hit the old man on the head. / It is the kid who hit the old man on the head.

    See Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

  3. Karu teikim Jetlmenjirri keik.
    Karu
    child
    teik-im
    take-tr
    Jetlmen-jirri
    Settlement-all
    keik.
    cake
    The child takes the cake to Settlement (Kalkaringi).

    See Meakins 2007: 267