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Wed Jan 18 2012

Books: Language Documentation: Tsunoda

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        1.     Julia Ulrich , A Grammar of Warrongo: Tsunoda


Message 1: A Grammar of Warrongo: Tsunoda
Date: 18-Jan-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Grammar of Warrongo: Tsunoda
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Title: A Grammar of Warrongo
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 53
Published: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/128944?format=G

Author: Tasaku Tsunoda
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110238778 Pages: 751 Price: Europe EURO 149.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110238761 Pages: 751 Price: Europe EURO 149.95
Abstract:

Warrongo is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language that used to be spoken in
northeast Australia. This volume is largely based on the rich data recorded from
the last fluent speaker. It details the phonology, morphology and syntax of the
language. In particular, it provides a truly scrutinizing description of syntactic
ergativity - a phenomenon that is rare among the world's language. It also shows
that, unlike some other Australian languages, Warrongo has noun phrases that
are configurational. Overall this volume shows what can be documented of a
language that has only one speaker.

Linguistic Field(s): Grammars
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Warungu (wrg)

Written In: English (eng )

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