Handbook of Australian Languages, Volume 2

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Robert M. W. Dixon, Barry J. Blake
John Benjamins Publishing, 1981 - Foreign Language Study - 427 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

viii
7
1
9
PHONOLOGY
15
2
17
7
24
vi
27
5
30
SYNTAX
59
order
178
WATJARRI by WILFRID H DOUGLAS
197
3
210
8
232
structure
242
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
261
MARGANY and 6UNYA by JGBREEN
275
SYNTAX
333

Complex sentences
71
Imperatives
82
22
83
APPENDIX CARL LUMHOLTZ ON WARGAMAY
101
VOCABULARY
112
LIST OF AFFIXES
142
PHONOLOGY
152
MORPHOLOGY
162
Particles and interjections
172
8
175
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
349
Margany and Gunya vocabularies from Curr
378
Vocabulary collected by Barry Foster
391
languages 24
395
32
402
PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
404
GRAMMAR
415
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
421
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