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The Resource Australia's original languages : an introduction, R.M.W. Dixon

Australia's original languages : an introduction, R.M.W. Dixon

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Australia's original languages : an introduction
Title
Australia's original languages
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
R.M.W. Dixon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay, about 250 distinct languages were spoken across the continent. Yet Australian Indigenous languages actually share many common features. Bob Dixon has been working with elders to research Australian languages for half a century, and he draws on this deep experience to outline the common features. He provides a straightforward introduction to the sounds, word building, and wide-ranging vocabulary of Indigenous languages, and highlights distinctive grammatical features. He explains how language is related to culture, including kinship relationships, gender systems, and naming conventions. With examples from over 30 languages and anecdotes illustrating language use, and avoiding technical terms, Australia's Original Languages is the indispensable starting point for anyone interested in learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dixon, Robert M. W.
Dewey number
499/.15
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Language and culture
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
Australia's original languages : an introduction, R.M.W. Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23396464
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781760875237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019024825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Australia's original languages : an introduction, R.M.W. Dixon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23396464
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781760875237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019024825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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