skip to content
The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia

Author: William McGregor
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom speak Kriol (a new language that arose about half a century ago from an earlier Pidgin English) or Aboriginal English  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William McGregor
ISBN: 0415308089 9780415308083
OCLC Number: 53903763
Description: xxii, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Survey of Kimberley languages --
3. Language in Kimberley aboriginal societies --
4. Phonetics and phonology --
5. Fundamental concepts of grammar --
6. Pronouns and determiners --
7. Nominals and noun phrases --
8. Verbs and verbal constructions --
9. Vocabulary and meaning --
10. Clauses and sentences --
11. Text and discourse --
12. Grammar in language use --
13. Conclusion.
Responsibility: William B. McGregor.
More information:

Abstract:

This book provides an insightful and highly readable account both of the social setting in which the languages are spoken and of their main structural features.  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53903763> # The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "53903763" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_plateau> ; # Kimberley (plateau)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/australische_talen> ; # Australische talen
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1223068> ; # Western Australia--Kimberley.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_w_a> ; # Kimberley (W.A.)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/821447> ; # Australian languages--Grammar
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_westaustralien> ; # Kimberley
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/australische_sprachen> ; # Australische Sprachen.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/australian_languages_australia_kimberley_w_a_grammar> ; # Australian languages--Australia--Kimberley (W.A.)--Grammar
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/427.99414/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353537> ; # Language and languages--Grammar
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_plateau_de_australie> ; # Kimberley, Plateau de (Australie)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/grammatik> ; # Grammatik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/langues_australiennes_australie_kimberley_plateau_de_australie_grammaire> ; # Langues australiennes--Australie--Kimberley, Plateau de (Australie)--Grammaire
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/112449639> ; # William McGregor
   schema:datePublished "2004" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1015049> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia"@en ;
   schema:productID "53903763" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53903763#PublicationEvent/london_new_york_routledgecurzon_2004> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Agent/routledgecurzon> ; # RoutledgeCurzon
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53903763#Review/635578936> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0412/2003026818.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780415308083> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA400000> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA4X5310> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53903763> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Agent/routledgecurzon> # RoutledgeCurzon
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "RoutledgeCurzon" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/australische_sprachen> # Australische Sprachen.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Australische Sprachen." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_plateau> # Kimberley (plateau)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Kimberley (plateau)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_plateau_de_australie> # Kimberley, Plateau de (Australie)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Kimberley, Plateau de (Australie)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Place/kimberley_w_a> # Kimberley (W.A.)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Kimberley (W.A.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/australian_languages_australia_kimberley_w_a_grammar> # Australian languages--Australia--Kimberley (W.A.)--Grammar
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85009639> ;
   schema:name "Australian languages--Australia--Kimberley (W.A.)--Grammar"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/australische_talen> # Australische talen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Australische talen"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1015049#Topic/langues_australiennes_australie_kimberley_plateau_de_australie_grammaire> # Langues australiennes--Australie--Kimberley, Plateau de (Australie)--Grammaire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Langues australiennes--Australie--Kimberley, Plateau de (Australie)--Grammaire"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1223068> # Western Australia--Kimberley.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Western Australia--Kimberley." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1353537> # Language and languages--Grammar
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Language and languages--Grammar"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/821447> # Australian languages--Grammar
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Australian languages--Grammar"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/112449639> # William McGregor
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "McGregor" ;
   schema:givenName "William" ;
   schema:name "William McGregor" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780415308083>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0415308089" ;
   schema:isbn "9780415308083" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53903763#Review/635578936>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53903763> ; # The languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia
   schema:reviewBody ""The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom speak Kriol (a new language that arose about half a century ago from an earlier Pidgin English) or Aboriginal English (a dialect of English) as their mother tongue and usual language of communication. This book describes the Aboriginal languages spoken today and in the recent past in this region. The main features of their grammars are outlined, including their sounds and word and sentence structures. In addition, there is discussion of how they are related to one another, how they were and are used in conversational interactions, and their roles and uses in traditional and modern speech communities."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.