R. M. W. Dixon's Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development: v. 1 PDF

By R. M. W. Dixon

ISBN-10: 0521046041

ISBN-13: 9780521046046

ISBN-10: 0521473780

ISBN-13: 9780521473781

Aboriginal humans were in Australia for a minimum of 40,000 years, talking approximately 250 languages. via exam of released and unpublished fabrics on all of the person languages, Professor Dixon surveys the ways that the languages fluctuate typologically and provides a profile of this normal linguistic sector. The areal distribution of so much positive factors is illustrated with greater than 30 maps, exhibiting that the languages are inclined to circulate in cyclic model with appreciate to some of the parameters. there's additionally an index of languages and language teams. Professor Dixon, a pioneering student within the box, brings an engaging point of view to this assorted and complicated material.

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