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Mparntwe Arrernte (Aranda) : studies in the structure and semantics of grammar

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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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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