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Ergativity

Robert M. W. Dixon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 271 pages
Although there is only one ergative language in Europe (Basque), perhaps one-quarter of the world's languages show ergative properties. R.M.W. Dixon here provides a full survey ...
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The Rise and Fall of Languages

Robert M. W. Dixon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 169 pages
A different approach to the theories on language evolution and change.
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The Amazonian Languages

Robert M. W. Dixon - Foreign Language Study - 1999 - 446 pages
An overview of one of the richest and most complex linguistic regions in the world, the Amazon Basin.
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Studies in Evidentiality

Robert M. W. Dixon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 347 pages
Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.
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Non-canonical Marking of Subjects and Objects

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Robert M. W. Dixon, Masayuki Onishi - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 362 pages
In some languages every subject is marked in the same way, and also every object. But there are languages in which a small set of verbs mark their subjects or their objects in ...
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Little Eva at Moonlight Creek, and Other Aboriginal Song Poems

Martin Duwell, Robert M. W. Dixon - Aboriginal Australian poetry - 1994 - 169 pages
Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and Other Aboriginal Song Poems, the sequel to The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song, features a selection of traditional songs by Aboriginal language ...
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A Grammar of Yidin

Robert M. W. Dixon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1977 - 563 pages
Professor Dixon examines the grammar of Yidin, an Australian dying language.
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Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development

Robert M. W. Dixon - Foreign Language Study - 2002 - 734 pages
Professor Dixon presents a comprehensive study of the indigenous languages of Australia.
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Changing Valency: Case Studies in Transitivity

Robert M. W. Dixon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 413 pages
Distinguished scholars examine the phenomena of passives and causatives in languages from around the world.
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