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The Resource Australia's original languages : an introduction, R. M. W. Dixon

Australia's original languages : an introduction, R. M. W. Dixon

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Australia's original languages : an introduction
Title
Australia's original languages
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
R. M. W. Dixon
Title variation
Australias original languages
Title variation remainder
an introduction
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Language
eng
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.'A must read for all who would like to understand the languages and culture of Indigenous Australians.' Dr Ernie Grant, Elder of the Jirrbal nation. 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages
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
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YDX
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1939-
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Dixon, Robert M. W.
Dewey number
994.01
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charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australian languages
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adult
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an introduction
Label
Australia's original languages : an introduction, R. M. W. Dixon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-187) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • cri
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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  • rdacontent
Control code
000065335104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760875237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090385028
Label
Australia's original languages : an introduction, R. M. W. Dixon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065335104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 197 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760875237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090385028

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