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Australian languages [electronic resource] : their nature and development / R.M.W. Dixon.

Author/Creator:
Dixon, Robert M. W.
Publication:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (778 p.)
Series:
Cambridge language surveys.
Cambridge language surveys
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Subjects:
Australian languages.
Australian languages -- Grammar.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 40,000 years, speaking about 250 languages. Through examination of published and unpublished materials on each of the individual languages, Professor Dixon surveys the ways in which the languages vary typologically and presents a profile of this long-established linguistic area.
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; MAPS; ABBREVIATIONS AND CONVENTIONS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CONVENTIONS FOLLOWED; LANGUAGES AND LANGUAGE GROUPS; 1 The language situation in Australia; 2 Modelling the language situation; 3 Overview; 4 Vocabulary; 5 Case and other nominal suffixes; 6 Verbs; 7 Pronouns; 8 Bound pronouns; 9 Prefixing and fusion; 10 Generic nouns, classifiers, genders and noun classes; 11 Ergative/accusative morphological and syntactic profiles; 12 Phonology; 13 Genetic subgroups and small linguistic areas; 14 Summary and conclusion; References
INDEX OF LANGUAGES, DIALECTS AND LANGUAGE GROUPSSUBJECT INDEX
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 700-718) and index.
ISBN:
1-316-08475-2
1-280-41689-0
0-511-17777-1
0-511-03957-3
0-511-14818-6
0-511-33022-7
0-511-48686-3
0-511-05307-X
OCLC:
70724682