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A semantically-oriented grammar of the Yankunytjatjara dialect of the Western Desert language

Goddard, Cliff


The Western Desert Language is a fairly typical Pama- Nyungan language, spoken in the arid western interior of Australia; it is suffixing and agglutinative, with a well-developed case system and a fairly free but basically verb-final word-order. Chapter 1 outlines my fieldwork methodology and semantic approach, and the physical and socio-cultural setting of the Yankunytjatjara dialect. Chapter 2 briefly describes its segmental phonology and some preliminary matters such as parts of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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