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Bardi verb morphology : a transformational analysis

Metcalfe, Christopher Douglas


The Bardi Aboriginal language is spoken by some three hundred and sixty people located primarily at Derby, Sunday Island and Lombadina in the Kimberley division of North-western Australia. It is characterised, as with many Australian Aboriginal languages, by a complex system of verbal affixing. The twenty-two sets of affixes which, with free forms, may be constituents of the verb produce an amazingly complex variety of verbal forms many of which can stand alone as complete sentences. Such...[Show more]

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