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Complex Sentence Constructions In Australian Languages


Author : Peter Austin
language : en
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date : 1988-01-01



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Over the past fifteen years, descriptions of Australian Aboriginal languages have provided important data for the typological study of morpho-syntactic phenomena. The present volume presents descriptions of complex sentence phenomena in ten Australian languages and provides important new material in this area of current concern in linguistics. Complex sentences are described either from a syntactic or from a semantic (discourse-functional) point of view. The papers draw on data from widely distributed and, in some instances, previously undescribed languages. Among others descriptions of the (so-far) poorly known non-Pama-Nyungan languages of northern Australia, as well as Pama-Nyungan languages central and northern Australia are included in this volume.

Australian Languages


Author : Claire Bowern
language : en
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date : 2004-01-01



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This book addresses controversial issues in the application of the comparative method to the languages of Australia which have recently come to international prominence. Are these languages 'different' in ways that challenge the fundamental assumptions of historical linguistics? Can subgrouping be successfully undertaken using the Comparative Method? Is the genetic construct of a far-flung 'Pama-Nyungan' language family supportable by classic methods of reconstruction? Contrary to increasingly established views of the Australian scene, this book makes a major contribution to the demonstration that traditional methods can indeed be applied to these languages. These studies, introduced by chapters on subgrouping methodology and the history of Australian linguistic classification, rigorously apply the comparative method to establishing subgroups among Australian languages and justifying the phonology of Proto-Pama-Nyungan. Individual chapters can profitably be read either for their contribution to Australian linguistic prehistory or as case studies in the application of the comparative method. Contributions by: B. Alpher; B. Baker; C. Bowern; C. Bowern & H. Koch; G. Breen; L. Campbell; I. Green & R. Nordlinger; L. Hercus & P. Austin; H. Koch; P. McConvell & M. Laughren; L. Miceli; G. O'Grady & K. L. Hale; J. Simpson & L. Hercus.

Handbook Of Australian Languages


Author : R. M. W. Dixon
language : en
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date : 1983-12-31



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This handbook makes available short grammatical sketches of Australian languages. Each grammar is written in a standard format, following guidelines provided by the editors, and includes a sample text and vocabulary text. The contributions to this volume are salvage studies, giving all the information that is available on four languages which are on the point of extinction, and an assessment of what linguistic impressions can be inferred from the scant material that is available on the extinct languages of Tasmania.

The Languages Of Australia


Author : R. M. W. Dixon
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2011-01-20



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This ground-breaking 1980 study of over 200 Australian languages is still valuable, especially for its non-technical opening chapters.

Australian Languages


Author : Robert M. W. Dixon
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2002-11-14



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

K Milar I And Other Australian Languages


Author : William Ridley
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1875



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Glossary of 10 languages in English and Aboriginal from eastern Australia.

Verb Classification In Australian Languages


Author : William McGregor
language : en
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date : 2002



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This book deals with systems of verb classification in Australian Aboriginal languages, with particular focus on languages of the north-west. It proposes a typology of the systems according to their main formal and semantic characteristics. It also makes some proposals concerning the historical origins and grammaticisation of these systems, and suggestions regarding the grammatical relations involved. In addition, an attempt is made to situate the phenomenon of verb classification within the context of related verbal phenomena such as serial verb constructions, nominal incorporation, and complex predicates.