The Resource A grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, Alice Rose Gaby, (electronic resource)

A grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, Alice Rose Gaby, (electronic resource)

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A grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre
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A grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre
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Alice Rose Gaby
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  • Y69
  • eng
Summary
"This thesis is a comprehensive description of Kuuk Thaayorre, a Paman language spoken on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula, Australia. On the basis of elicited data, narrative and semi-spontaneous conversation recorded between 2002 and 2005, this grammar details the phonetics and phonology, morphosyntax, lexical and constructional semantics and pragmatics of one of the few Indigenous Australian languages still used as a primary means of communication. Kuuk Thaayorre possesses features of typological interest at each of these levels. At the phonological level, Kuuk Thaayorre possesses a particularly rich vowel inventory from an Australian perspective, with five distinct vowel qualities and two contrastive lengths producing ten vowel phonemes. It is in the phonotactic combination of sounds that Kuuk Thaayorre phonology is particularly noteworthy, however. Kuuk Thaayorre's tendency towards closed syllables (with codas containing up to three consonants) frequently leads to consonant clusters of as many as four segments. Kuuk Thaayorre is also cross-linguistically unusual in allowing sequences of its two rhotics (an alveolar tap/trill and retroflex continuant) within the syllable - either as a complex coda or as onset plus syllabic rhotic. Finally, monosyllables are ubiquitous across all Thaayorre word classes, despite being generally rare in Australian languages" [Taken from abstract]
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Gaby, Alice
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Melbourne, Dept. of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, 2006.
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australian languages
  • Australian languages
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A grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, Alice Rose Gaby, (electronic resource)
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https://web.archive.org/web/20070921033949/http://eprints.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/archive/00002486/01/KTh_Grammar_241006.pdf
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Title from title page of electronic document (viewed 8/12/10)
Contents
Introduction; Phonology; Word classes; The nomen class (nouns, adjectives and numerals); Pronouns, ignoratives and demonstratives; Noun phrase syntax; Verbal inflection; Verbal derivation; Syntax of the simple clause; Constructions; Extended clauses;
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A grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre, Alice Rose Gaby, (electronic resource)
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https://web.archive.org/web/20070921033949/http://eprints.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/archive/00002486/01/KTh_Grammar_241006.pdf
Publication
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Title from title page of electronic document (viewed 8/12/10)
Contents
Introduction; Phonology; Word classes; The nomen class (nouns, adjectives and numerals); Pronouns, ignoratives and demonstratives; Noun phrase syntax; Verbal inflection; Verbal derivation; Syntax of the simple clause; Constructions; Extended clauses;
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