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Batjamalh grammar and dictionary / Lysbeth J. Ford
Bib ID 8145768
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Ford, Lysbeth Julie, author
 
Description Muenchen : Lincom GmbH, 2016 
xii, 150, vii, 109 pages : illustrations (chiefly coloured), 1 map, portraits (chiefly coloured) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9783862885589 (paperback)
3862885585 (paperback)
Series

Outstanding grammars from Australia ; 17.

Summary

Batjamalh is an endangered isolate from the Daly River region of Northwest Australia. Only one fluent speaker remains of this head-marking polysynthetic Australian language whose complex phonology and morpho-syntax were described in detail for the first time by Lysbeth Ford in her 1990 MA thesis for ANU. In 1997, Ford published in limited edition a Batjamalh dictionary, which sketched the morpho-syntax of the language with examples from Batjamalh wangga song-texts. This volume makes both works available to the wider public.

Full contents
  • 1. The language and its speakers
  • 2. Batjamalh phonology
  • 3. Batjamalh morphology
  • Batjamalh : dictionary and texts.
 
Notes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this book contains images of deceased persons.

Please note: These grammars are written by Australian authors. The languages covered do not all originate from Australia.

Originally published as the author's thesis (MA)--Australian National University, 1990.

Includes bibliographical references.

Text mainly in English, with Aboriginal Australian's Batjamalh language ; Dictionary and texts in Batjamalh with parallel English translation

Subjects Batjamal / Wogait language (N6) (NT SD52-07)  |  Wadjiginy language -- Grammar.  |  Wadjiginy language -- Dictionaries.  |  Australian languages -- Northern Territory -- Belyuen region.  |  Australian languages -- Northern Territory -- Darwin -- Dictionary.  |  Australian languages -- Northern Territory -- Darwin -- Grammar.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Dictionaries and glossaries.  |  Education - Language - Indigenous languages.  |  Batjamal (Australian people) -- Language.  |  Wadyiginy people (N31) (NT SD52-03)  |  Belyuen / Delissaville (Cox Peninsula NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Australian
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