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The Resource A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory, Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger

A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory, Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger

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A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory
Title
A grammar of Bilinarra
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an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory
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Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger
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eng
Summary
This volume provides the first comprehensive description of Bilinarra, a Pama-Nyungan language of the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory (Australia). Bilinarra is a highly endangered language with only one speaker remaining in 2012 and no child learners. The materials on which this grammatical description is based were collected by the authors over a 20 year period from the last first-language speakers of the language, most of whom have since passed away. Bilinarra is a member of the Ngumpin subgroup of Pama-Nyungan which forms a part of the Ngumpin-Yapa family, which also includes Warlpiri. It is non-configurational, with nominals commonly omitted, arguments cross-referenced by pronominal clitics and word order grammatically free and largely determined by information structure. In this grammatical description much attention is paid to its morphosyntax, including case morphology, the pronominal clitic system and complex predicates. A particular strength of the volume is the provision of sound files for example sentences, allowing the reader access to the language itself
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CaPaEBR
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Meakins, Felicity
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maps
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index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1969-
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Nordlinger, Rachel
Series statement
Pacific linguistics,
Series volume
volume 640
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Pama-Nyungan languages
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A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory, Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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ebr10838348
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (558 pages)
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online
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9781614512745
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(e-book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
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(OCoLC)874162898
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A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory, Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10838348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (558 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781614512745
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)874162898

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