Tiwi today : a study of language change in a contact situation
This thesis is a study of the changes which have taken place in the Tiwi language of Bathurst and Melville Islands. These changes, apparent in the speech of young people and children, are due mainly to language and/or culture contact. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the general historical background and the present situation , with particular reference to the school system. This is followed by a discussion of the present language situation in terms of the verbal repertoire of the...[Show more]
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