Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation

Loss and Renewal: Australian Languages Since Colonisation


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614518877
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 03/21/2016
Series: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] Series , #13
Pages: 493
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Felicity Meakins, University of Queensland, Australia; Carmel O'Shannessy, University of Michigan, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

List of contributors xi

Maps xii

List of figures xiv

List of tables xvii

Preface xx

I Introduction: Australian language contact in historical and synchronic perspective Carmel O'Shannessy Felicity Meakins 3

II Transfer of form: Structure

1 As intimate as it gets? Paradigm borrowing in Marrku and its implications for the emergence of mixed languages Nicholas Evans 29

2 Identifying the grammars of Queensland ex-government reserve varieties: The case of Woorie Talk Ilana Mushin Janet Watts 57

III Transfer of form: Lexical

3 Kinship loanwords in Indigenous Australia, before and after colonisation Patrick McConvell 89

4 Placenames from NSW Pidgin: Bulga, Nyrang David Nash 113

5 Rethinking the substrate languages of Roper Kriol: The case of Marra Greg Dickson 145

IV Transfer of form: Phonological

6 The continuum In Kriol: Fact or furphy? Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen Brett Baker 177

7 Entrenchment of Light Warlpiri morphology Carmel O'Shannessy 217

V Transfer of function, structure, distribution and semantics

8 Beware of 'bambai' - soon it may turn apprehensive Denise Angelo Eva Schultze-Berndt 255

9 Reflexive, reciprocal and emphatic functions in Barunga Kriol Maïa Ponsonnet 297

10 Grammaticalization and interactional pragmatics: A description of the recognitional determiner det in Roper River Kriol Sophie Nicholls 333

VI (Further) Development of new structures

11 No fixed address: The grammaticalisation of the Gurindji locative as a progressive suffix Felicity Meakins 367

12 Light verb structure in Murrinh-Patha John Mansfield 397

13 Gender Bender: Superclassing in Jingulu gender marking Felicity Meakins Rob Pensalfini 425

Index 453

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