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Author Sharpe, Margaret C.

Title Alawa phonology and grammar / Margaret C. Sharpe
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1972


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Description 189 pages ; 26 cm
Series Australian Aboriginal studies ; no.37
Linguistic series ; no.15
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Australian Aboriginal studies ; no. 37
Linguistic series ; no. 15
Australian Aboriginal studies (Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies) ; no. 37
Linguistic series ; no. 15
Contents Voice quality and phonemes -- Distribution of phonemes -- Intonation -- Phonological rules -- Noun phrases and their constituents -- Equational clauses -- Verb phrases -- Auxiliary verb morphology -- Transformational clause paradigms -- Non-nuclear tagmemes -- Syntax -- Transformational-Generative equations
Summary Based on field work between June 1966 and May 1968; map shows location of area where spoken; voice quality and phonemes, distibution of phonemes, intonation, phonological rules, noun phrases & their constituents, equational clauses, verb phrases, auxiliary verb morphology, transformational clause paradigms, non nuclear tagmemes, syntax, transformational generative equations; Appendices include list of informants; common kinship terms; locatives; temporals & temporal phrases; 10 sample texts in vernacular with interlinear literal translation followed by free translation; mingograph traces
Analysis Alawa language
Australian Aborigines - Languages
Notes Aboriginal languages. Alawa language. Grammar. Pronunciation. Australia (ANB/PRECIS SIN 600130592)
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 173-175
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
In Linguistic series no:15
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Languages.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Languages.
Alawa (Australian people)
Alawa (Australian people) -- Languages.
Alawa language.
Australian languages -- Phonology.
Australian languages -- Syntax.
Australian languages.
Author Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, issuing body
LC no. 73158665
ISBN 085575012X