Handbook of Australian Languages, Volume 2
Robert M. W. Dixon, Barry J. Blake
John Benjamins Publishing, 1981 - Foreign Language Study - 427 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, 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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WATJARRI by WILFRID H DOUGLAS
MARGANY and 6UNYA by JGBREEN
APPENDIX CARL LUMHOLTZ ON WARGAMAY
LIST OF AFFIXES
Particles and interjections
Margany and Gunya vocabularies from Curr
Vocabulary collected by Barry Foster
PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
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