Martuthunira: a language of the Pilbara region of Western Australia
This thesis is a reference grammar of Martuthunira, an Australian language of the Ngayarda subgroup of Pama-Nyungan, and originally spoken in the locality of the Fortescue River in northwest Western Australia. There are now just three remaining speakers and this thesis is based on the speech of one man - Algy Paterson. Chapter 1 provides a general introduction to the Martuthunira language and its speakers; the traditional patterns of social organisation of the Martuthunira people, their...[Show more]
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