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Thematic organization of Wik-Munkan discourse

Kilham, Christine Anne

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Wik-Munkanisan Australian Aboriginal language spoken in north-west Queensland, on the western side of the Great Dividing Range on Cape York Peninsula. This description is primarily concerned with the means available to a Wik-Munkan speaker to present and develop the themes of a discourse.The description is loosely based on generative semantics, but shows some influence of tagmemic theory as well; for instance, there is an acceptance of the existence of hierarchical levels in surface grammar.

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/131321

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