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The Resource Australia's Original Languages

Australia's Original Languages

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Australia's Original Languages
Title
Australia's Original Languages
Statement of responsibility
R.M.W. Dixon
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Australias original languages
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an introduction
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay, about 250 distinct languages were spoken across the continent. Yet Australian Indigenous languages actually share many common features.Bob Dixon has been working with elders to research Australian languages for half a century, and he draws on this deep experience to outline the common features. He provides a straightforward introduction to the sounds, word building, and wide-ranging vocabulary of Indigenous languages, and highlights distinctive grammatical features. He explains how language is related to culture, including kinship relationships, gender systems and naming conventions.With examples from over 30 languages and anecdotes illustrating language use, and avoiding technical terms, Australia's Original Languages is the indispensable starting point for anyone interested in learning about the original languages of Australia.'Written in an accessible, easy to read style, Professor Dixon's new book is an informative and entertaining introduction to Australia's "original" languages.' - Dr Joe Blythe, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University
Summary
An introduction to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages that explains their distinctive features accessibly for readers who have no previous experience with learning another language, and shows how language reflects traditional culture.
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10783505
Cataloging source
SALS
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Dixon, R
Dewey number
353.5349
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Language Learning
  • Social Science
Target audience
adult
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an introduction
Label
Australia's Original Languages
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BORROWBOX:AAU_634275
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781760871536
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optical disk
Label
Australia's Original Languages
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_634275
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871536
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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