Wilkins, David P.
This thesis is essentially a description of the grammar of Mparntwe Arrernte, the traditional language of Alice Springs, in Central Australia. The main aims of the thesis are two-fold: (i) to provide a comprehensive descriptive overview of the language and (ii) to give some indication of how the language conveys, reflects and responds to the socio cultural concerns of its speakers. To fulfill these aims, chapters surveying broad areas of the grammar are interleaved with chapters that survey...[Show more]
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