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A description of the Emmi language of the Northern Territory of Australia

Ford, Lysbeth Julie


This thesis provides the first detailed description of Emmi, a dying language spoken by about two dozen adults who are based at Belyuen on the Cox Peninsula west of Darwin. Chapter One first explains the geographical, historical and social context of the language and its speakers. It describes my fieldwork methodology, and provides an overview of the Emmi language and its typological singularities. It provides a critique of earlier work on the language and summarises what is known about...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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