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The Tiwi language : grammar, myths and dictionary of the Tiwi language spoken on Melville and Bathurst islands, northern Australia / C.R. Osborne
Bib ID 696658
Format BookBook
Author
Osborne, C. R
 
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1974 
xii, 170 p. : 1 map, 1 port. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min. : 1 7/8 ips, mono.) 
ISBN 0855750375
Series

Australian aboriginal studies ; no. 55.

Linguistic series ; no. 21.

Summary

Grammar of Tiwi; introduction of the language, its location and speakers; phonology; morphophonology; morphology syntax; myths in the Tiwi language with interlinear glosses and free translation; Tiwi-English and English-Tiwi dictionary, thesaurus.

Full contents
  • pt. 1. Grammar
  • pt. 2. Myths
  • pt. 3. Dictionary.
 
Notes

Sound cassette "Tiwi texts" recorded by Charles Osborne to accompany the book "The Tiwi language".

Bibliography: p. 169-170.

Subjects Australia. Aboriginal languages: Tiwi language. Northern Territory. Melville Island & Bathurst Island.  |  Tiwi language (Melville and Bathurst Islands)  |  Tiwi language (Melville and Bathurst Islands) -- Dictionaries -- English.  |  English language -- Dictionaries -- Tiwi (Melville Island)  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Language - Linguistics - Phonology and phonetics.  |  Tiwi language (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax.  |  Language - Semantics.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Dictionaries and glossaries.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Melville Island / Yermalner (NT SC52-16)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)

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