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Australian Aboriginal grammar / Barry Blake
Bib ID 787677
Format BookBook
Author
Blake, Barry J
 
Description London ; Wolfeboro, N.H. : Croom Helm, c1987 
220 p. : map. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0709939892
Summary

Surveys morphology and syntax of large number of Aboriginal languages; focuses on grammatical relations through case marking, particularly ergative/absolutive distinctions linked to hierarchy of subclasses from pronouns to inanimate nouns marked for accusative case; word order, multi-verb and multi-clause sentences.

Notes

Includes indexes.

Bibliography: p. 196-212.

Subjects Australian languages -- Grammar.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Languages.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language classification.  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Verbs.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Nouns and ergatives.  |  Language - Semantics.  |  Language - Linguistics - Vocabulary and grammar - Pronouns.  |  Australia.

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