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Australian languages / by Herman Nekes, Ernest A. Worms ; edited by William B. McGregor
Bib ID 3662667
Format BookBook
Author
Nekes, Hermann, 1875-1948
 
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Description Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Fruyter, 2006 
xxix, 415 p. : ill., ports, maps ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM. 
ISBN 9783110175974
3110175975
Series

Trends in linguistics. Documentation ; 24.

Summary

Republication of original 1953 microfilm edition; history of publication; biographical background of the authors; overview of their work - methodology, grammar, lexicon, semantics, temporal distinctions, language classification, etymologies and prehistory; value of the work - historical context, editorial approach and authors' bibliography; includes editor's introductions to each section; Comprehensive study of Australian languages learned by personal contact; Introduction; Preand suffixing languages (Njol Njol, Garadjari); classifying prefixing languages; nonclassifying prefixing (Njol Njol, Djaber Djaber, Bad, Bemba, Bunaba, Djaoi, Iwanj, Djugun, Gidja, Nimanbor, Njigina, Ungarinjin, Yaoro); suffixing languages in Kimberly (Bidongo, Djaro, Garadjari, Gogada, Mangala, Mireau or Mireo, Walmadjari); Suffixing tribes in N.S.W. & Qld. (Badjiri, Bagandji, Kamilaroi, Kumbangar, Maljangaba, Murawari, Niemba, Widjela, Yualai); tribes of N. Qld. - Cape York (Djirbal, Idin, Gulngai, Mamu, Nadja, Wunjur, Munggano, Wikmunkan); gives locations of these tribes; Alphabetical list of tribes mentioned with approx. locations; Kimberley Region - grammar, phonetics, place names, abstract nouns, generic terms, wet & dry seasons; nouns of analogy, nounendings, declension; Native names of missions & stock farms, names of mythological places; Pronouns, verbs; Exclamations; Dictionary - English to native languages; Native languages - English dictionary, a comparative & paradigmatic syntax (A - ma); Dictionary continued (ma-meren - yuya); Comparative dictionary of the Australian pygmoids of north Queensland, Aboriginal texts & myths with free translation - Djaber Djaber, Njol Njol, Njigina, Bad, Djirbal, Yaoro; Songs - Njol Njol, Bad, Garadjeri, Yaoro; Vocabulary mainly Kimberley & Cape York, other languages taken from previous writers - Elkin, Capell, Ridley, Mathews and others.

Notes

Originally published in microfilm: 1953.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Selected for preservation.

Subjects Australian languages -- Western Australia -- Dampier.  |  Australian languages -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Australian languages -- Queensland.  |  Australian languages -- New South Wales.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language elicitation - Translated.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Pronouns.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Adverbs.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Verbs.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Nouns and ergatives.  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax - Affixes.  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax - Parts of speech.
Other authors/contributors Worms, Ernest Ailred, 1891-1963  |  McGregor, William, 1952-

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