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Author Blake, Barry J.

Title Australian Aboriginal grammar / Barry Blake
Published London ; Wolfeboro, N.H. : Croom Helm, [1987]


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Description 220 pages : map. ; 24 cm
Contents Includes indexes
Summary Surveys morphology and syntax of large number of Aboriginal languages; focuses on grammatical relations through case marking, particularly ergative/absolutive distinctions linked to hierarchy of subclasses from pronouns to inanimate nouns marked for accusative case; word order, multi-verb and multi-clause sentences
Analysis Australian aboriginal languages Grammar
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 196-212
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Grammar.
Aboriginal Australians -- Languages.
Australian languages -- Grammar.
LC no. 86019910
ISBN 0709939892