Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development

Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development

by R. M. W. Dixon
     
 

Professor Dixon presents a comprehensive study of the indigenous languages of Australia.See more details below

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Professor Dixon presents a comprehensive study of the indigenous languages of Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473781
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Language Surveys Series
Pages:
776
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 2.05(d)

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Table of Contents

List of maps; List of abbreviations and conventions; Preface; Acknowledgements; Conventions followed; List of 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 groups; Subject index.

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