A Grammar of Kayardild: With Historical-comparative Notes on Tangkic

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Walter de Gruyter, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 837 pages
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Contents

The language and its speakers
1
Phonology
51
Descriptive preliminaries
84
Nominals Part 1
122
Nominate Part II
188
The noun phrase
233
Verbals
252
Structure of the verbal group
298
in Lardil
560
Texts
570
Kajurku
578
Invoking the moon
587
Singing back the dead
596
Nyinyaaki
602
Crane Seagull and Rock Cod
610
May Moodoonuthi
626

Syntax of the simple clause
313
adjuncts
357
The modal case system
398
Nonfinite subordinate clauses
451
Finite subordinate clauses
488
Appendices To Grammar
550
Dictionary
636
References
801
Plates
820
Author index
826
Subject Index
832
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