Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development 1st Edition

Author(s): R. M. W. Dixon

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0521473780
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Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 40,000 years, speaking about 250 languages. Through examination of published and unpublished materials on each of the individual languages, Dixon surveys the ways in which the languages vary typologically and presents a profile of this long-established linguistic area. The areal distribution of most features is illustrated with more than 30 maps and an index of languages and language groups is provided.