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The Resource Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaning, R.M.W. Dixon ... [et al.]

Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaning, R.M.W. Dixon ... [et al.]

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Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaning
Title
Australian Aboriginal words in English
Title remainder
their origin and meaning
Statement of responsibility
R.M.W. Dixon ... [et al.]
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides the origins of words that have been borrowed from the Indigenous languages of Australia -- Includes language group names -- English pronunciation guide to the borrowed words -- Approximate language group map -- Introduction to Australian languages -- How to pronounce and write Australian languages -- The loan words and their etymologies -- Languages of particular note including Dharuk, Wiradhuri/Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi, Yuwaalaraay, Bandjalang, Dharawal, Dhurga, Baagandji -- Nyungar, Western Desert Language; Yindjibarndi, Panyjima, Nhanta, Wuywurung, Wathawarung, Wemba Wemba, Gaurna, Yaralde, Adnyamathanha, Guyani, Diyari, Arabana, Wangganguru, Yagara, Gabi-gabi, Dyirbal, Warrgamay, Aranda, Tasmanian language -- Borrowed words as relate to fauna, flora, religion and ceremony, people, implements, features of the environment, body parts, clothing, dwellings, verbs, adjectives, adverbs -- The process of borrowing -- extending the meaning of words -- Making new words -- Adapting the sounds -- Words only partly adapted -- Shifted meanings -- Some common loans -- Relations between the races -- Artefacts -- Art -- Traditional life and religion -- Regaining pride and land
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
499.15/32
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
Label
Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaning, R.M.W. Dixon ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed. : 1990
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040205391
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
xiii, 261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780195540734
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
Label
Australian Aboriginal words in English : their origin and meaning, R.M.W. Dixon ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • Previous ed. : 1990
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040205391
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
xiii, 261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780195540734
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
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