LINGUIST List 9.1066

Thu Jul 23 1998

Books: New publications: Australian languages

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  1. Mira, New publications: Australian languages

Message 1: New publications: Australian languages

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:28:46 +1000
From: Mira <>
Subject: New publications: Australian languages


NORDLINGER, Rachel, A Grammar of Wambaya, Northern Territory (Australia)
1998, ISBN 0 85883 481 2, xvi+320pp. Softcover. A$48.90
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, C-140. Key words: Australian
Aboriginal languages; grammar.
This work describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of Wambaya, a
non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Barkly Tablelands region of the Northern
Territory. Particular attention is paid to the complex morphology,
including the gender and case suffixes on nominals, the interaction between
the tense marking on both verb and auxiliary, and the use of case in
subordinate clauses. A collection of texts and wordlists is also included.

THOMAS, DAVID, ed. Papers in Southeast Asian Linguistics No. 15: Chamic
1998, ISBN 0 85883 465 0, iii+90pp. Softcover. (in press) A$31.80
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, A-89. Key words: Cham; Roglai;
Utsat; Austronesian; Khmer.
This volume presents papers on Chamic languages by Neil Baumagartner
(Western Cham grammar), Robert Headley (Cham evidence from Khmer sound
changes), Ernest Lee (Cat Gia Roglai), Keng-Fong Pang (the ethnonym Utsat),
and Graham Thurgood (Austronesian and Mon-Khmer elements in Chamic vowels).

TRYON, Darrell, ed., Papers in Austronesian Linguistics No. 5
1998, ISBN 0 85883 475 8, vii+275pp. Softcover. A$46.20
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, A-92. Key words: Lou; Nati; Malakula;
Vanuatu; Muyuw; Awad Bing; grammar.
Papers by Robert Blust A Lou vocabulary, with phonological notes,
.;Baumgartner, Neil, Terry Crowley A salvage sketch of Nati (southwest
Malakula, Vanuatu), David Lithgow Muyuw: its relationship with its
neighbours and the bilingualism of its speakers, D.J. Bennett Awad Bing
grammar essentials.

SHARPE, Margaret, Dictionary of Yugambeh (including neighbouring dialects)
1998, ISBN 0 85883 480 4, xix+223pp. Softcover. A$42.20
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, C-139. Key words: Aboriginal
languages; Yugambeh; dictionary; grammar.
This book brings together all published or recorded information known to
the compiler on the language of the Gold Coast, Queensland and its
hinterlands, and neighbouring dialects extending to Minyangbal (Minjungbal)
in the Brushwick River area, New South Wales, and the dialects spoken
around Warwick, Queensland. Dialects of the same language were spoken in
New South Wales, e.g. Gidhabal and Bundjalung. While Yugambeh appears to
have gone out of widespread use possibly sixty years ago, there are many
valuable word lists and grammars dating back to the nineteenth century and
the first half of the twentieth century. All entries in the dictionary are
in modern phonemic transcription (with pronunciation guides), with all
sources and source spellings included under each entry. The dictionary
includes grammatical notes and an English finder list.

TRYON, Darrell Bislama: An Introduction to the National Language of Vanuatu
1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1998 (reprints), ISBN 0 85883 361 1, xiv+261pp.
The book A$35.30
Set of 8 cassettes (optional) A$70.00
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, D-72. Key words: Bislama, Vanuatu.

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