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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
Title remainder
an Australian Aboriginal language of the Northern Territory
Statement of responsibility
Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger
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Language
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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1977-
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Meakins, Felicity
Dewey number
499/.15
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PL7101.N97
LC item number
M43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • Australian 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 (pages 501-510) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
The language and its speakers : introduction; the language; Previous work, sources and methodology; Bilinarra on relation to Gurindji and Ngarinyman; The socio-political and linguistic history of the Bilinarra people; Pre-contact history and the language situation; The European invasion and its effect on the language ecology; Life and language on the cattle stations; Bilinarra life and culture today; Bilinarra and its language ecology today; Kinship; Mother-in-law speech -- Phonology -- Parts of speech -- Nominals 1: nouns, case, adnominal and derivational morphology -- Nominals 2: Demonstratives, interrogatives, directionals and possessives -- Pronouns -- Inflecting verbs and coverbs -- Syntax of simple sentences -- Complex sentences -- Appendix: Language learning time / Clara Juduwurr -- Childhood / Clara Juduwurr -- Life story / Doris Warnmal -- Ceremony time / Hector Waitbiari -- The travels of the Nangangari / Ivy Kulngari -- My cats and the snake / Kathleen Juduwurr -- Lardaj Dreaming / Ivy Kulngari -- Barrjirda / Ivy Kulngari
Control code
000052371227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 525 pages
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Not for Inter Library Loan
Isbn
9781614512684
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013037471
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still image
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)860753721
Label
A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian Aboriginal language of the Northern Territory, Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-510) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The language and its speakers : introduction; the language; Previous work, sources and methodology; Bilinarra on relation to Gurindji and Ngarinyman; The socio-political and linguistic history of the Bilinarra people; Pre-contact history and the language situation; The European invasion and its effect on the language ecology; Life and language on the cattle stations; Bilinarra life and culture today; Bilinarra and its language ecology today; Kinship; Mother-in-law speech -- Phonology -- Parts of speech -- Nominals 1: nouns, case, adnominal and derivational morphology -- Nominals 2: Demonstratives, interrogatives, directionals and possessives -- Pronouns -- Inflecting verbs and coverbs -- Syntax of simple sentences -- Complex sentences -- Appendix: Language learning time / Clara Juduwurr -- Childhood / Clara Juduwurr -- Life story / Doris Warnmal -- Ceremony time / Hector Waitbiari -- The travels of the Nangangari / Ivy Kulngari -- My cats and the snake / Kathleen Juduwurr -- Lardaj Dreaming / Ivy Kulngari -- Barrjirda / Ivy Kulngari
Control code
000052371227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 525 pages
Governing access note
Not for Inter Library Loan
Isbn
9781614512684
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013037471
Media category
still image
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)860753721

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