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Title: Boundary Rider: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey O'Grady
Edited By: Darrell T Tryon
Michael James Walsh
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This volume contains papers written in honour of Geoffrey O'Grady. A number of papers deal with aspects of the historical phonology and reconstruction of Proto Pama-Nyungan and some of its lower order subgroups. Others deal with polysemy, complex kinterms, Australian Aboriginal lexicography, and the original number and distribution of Australian Aboriginal languages. Papers by Barry Alpher (final n in Cape York noun stems), Peter Austin (Proto Central New South Wales phonology), Paul Black (lexicostatistics and Australian languages), Gavan Breen (taps, stops and trills), Neil Chadwick (The Barkly and Jaminjungan languages: a north Australian genetic group), Alan Dench (complex kin terms), Nick Evans (flora-fauna polysemy), Susan Fitzgerald (the laminal lateral in Pama-Nyungan languages), Cliff Goddard and Nick Thieberger (lexicographic research on Australian languages 1968-1993), Ken Hale (Linngithigh vocabulary), Ken Hale and David Nash (Damin and Lardil phonotactics), Luise Hercus (Adverbs with the verbaliser -ma-, Harold Koch (Pama-Nyungan reflexes in Arandic), Patrick McConvell (Semantic shifts between fish and meat in Pama-Nyungan), Janet Sharp (Nyangumarta pronouns), Margaret C. Sharpe (Yungambeh-Bundjalung dialects), Michael Walsh (How many Australian languages were there?), David P. Wilkins (Handsigns and hyperpolysemy: cultural foundationms of semantic association).

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0858834402
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Pages: 444
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