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20b Pitch track showing a pause within a noun phrase . . . . 21 Pitch track showing list intonation . . . . . . . . 22 Pitch track showing clause with two pitch peaks . . . . 23 ‘Terracing’ intonation pitch track . . . . . . . . 24 Pitch trace of a content question . . . . . . . . 25 Pitch trace of a polar question . . . . . . . . . 1) . 27a Pitch trace of an imperative in narrative . . . . . . 27b Pitch trace of an imperative . . . . . . .

The former glossing conventions also presume certain theoretical choices (for example, in stating that the root is -loongaand not -ooloonga-, and that oo represents the augment transitive form). It is also somewhat artificial, since a form such as ingoorrooloonganirr is the product both of a series of historical sound changes which operated across morpheme boundaries, and historical and current morphological alternations. 1) i- ng- oorr- oo- loonga -n =irr i- ng- arr- a- jooloonga -na =irr 3 PST AUG TR collect REM .

1 Pitch track of afterthought clause . . . . . . . . 667 Acknowledgments This reference grammar quite literally would not have been written without the many Bardi people who spent so much time patiently teaching me about their language. †Nancy Isaac, Jessie Sampi and Bessie Ejai were the mainstays for this work. They (along with †Lena Stumpagee and †David Wiggan) provided almost all the data for the published Bardi dictionary, and worked tirelessly checking the supplement, proofing the texts and cheerfully having weird sentences elicited from them for this grammar.

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