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Australian Languages: The Aboriginal Language of Melbourne and Other Grammatical Sketches

Australian Languages: The Aboriginal Language of Melbourne and Other Grammatical Sketches

by R. M. W. Dixon, Barry J. Blake
     
 

The Handbook volumes offer the only detailed and accurate records of many Australian languages that are extinct or on the verge of extinction. This volume provides a new introduction that discusses some of the main characteristics of Australian languages. Each grammatical sketch includes an illustrative text—demonstrating the use of the language—and a

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The Handbook volumes offer the only detailed and accurate records of many Australian languages that are extinct or on the verge of extinction. This volume provides a new introduction that discusses some of the main characteristics of Australian languages. Each grammatical sketch includes an illustrative text—demonstrating the use of the language—and a basic vocabulary listing. Also, each example is accompanied by a morpheme-by-morpheme glossary, providing a definitive account of the languages of the Aborigines of Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.

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"This volume provides a fine model of the kind of basic linguistic documentation that is urgently needed....This volume is a wonderful resource: a pleasure to read and a fine tool to own."—Language

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195530971
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/02/1992
Series:
The Handbook of Australian Languages, #4
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
7.13(w) x 9.88(h) x 1.03(d)

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Australian National University, Canberra

La Trobe University, Melbourne

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