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A new diglossia : contemporary speech varieties at Yirrkala in North East Arnhem land

Amery, Rob


This subthesis is concerned with one aspect of the sociolinguistic situation at Yirrkala in N.E. Arnhem Land. In particular I shall be looking at the role and structure of a contemporary dialect of Yolngu Matha, Dhuwaya or so called "Baby Gumatj" in relation to other clan dialects. The main purpose of choosing this thesis topic is to lay some linguistic groundwork for the making of an informed decision in regard to the use of Dhuwaya within the bilingual program at Yirrkala Community...[Show more]

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Date published: 1985
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723cb5286c6
Access Rights: Open Access


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