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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
The Amazon Basin is the least known and the most complex linguistic region in the world today. It is the home of some 300 languages many of which (often incompletely documented ...
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Areal Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance: Problems in Comparative Linguistics

Robert M. W. Dixon - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 453 pages
This book considers how and why forms and meanings of different languages at different times may resemble each other. Its distinguished authors investigate the relationship ...
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Handbook of Australian Languages, Volume 1

Robert M. W. Dixon, Barry J. Blake - Foreign Language Study - 1979 - 390 pages
This handbook makes available short grammatical sketches of Australian languages. Each grammar is written in a standard format, following guidelines provided by the editors ...
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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
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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, Volume 1

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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