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Polysynthesis in Northern Australia

Evans, Nicholas


This chapter surveys the polysynthetic languages of northern Australia, across four families in three non-contiguous regions: Gunwinyguan (Arnhem Land), Tiwi (Bathurst and Melville Islands), and Southern and Western Daly (Daly River). All are non-Pama-Nyungan. It contextualizes the more detailed treatments of Dalabon (Ch. 43), Southern and Western Daly (Ch. 44), and the acquisition of Murrinh-patha (Ch. 26) by bringing out the typological similarities and differences in polysynthetic languages,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199683208.013.19
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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