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A grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory

Author: Felicity Meakins; Rachel Nordlinger
Publisher: Boston ; Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2014] ©2014
Series: Pacific linguistics, 640.
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This volume provides the first comprehensive description of Bilinarra, a Pama-Nyungan language of the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory (Australia). Bilinarra is a highly endangered language with only one speaker remaining in 2012 and no child learners. The materials on which this grammatical description is based were collected by the authors over a 20 year period from the last first-language  Read more...
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Meakins, Felicity.
Grammar of Bilinarra : an Australian aboriginal language of the Northern Territory.
Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2014]
xxxiii, 525 pages
(DLC) 10838348
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felicity Meakins; Rachel Nordlinger
ISBN: 9781614512745 1614512744 161451268X 9781614512684
OCLC Number: 874162898
Description: 1 online resource (558 pages) : maps.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of tables; List of figures; List of abbreviations; Conventions used in transcription and glossing; Conventions used to indicate source of data; Recording metadata; Map; 1 The language and its speakers; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The language; 1.2.1 Previous work, sources and methodology; 1.2.2 Bilinarra in relation to Gurindji and Ngarinyman; 1.3 The socio-political and linguistic history of the Bilinarra people; 1.3.1 Pre-contact history and the language situation; 1.3.2 The European invasion and its effect on the language ecology. 1.3.3 Life and language on the cattle stations1.3.4 Bilinarra life and culture today; 1.3.5 Bilinarra and its language ecology today; 1.4 Kinship; 1.5 Mother-in-law speech; 2 Phonology; 2.1 Phoneme inventory; 2.1.1 Practical orthography; 2.1.2 Phonemic oppositions; 2.1.2.1 Consonants; 2.1.2.1.1 Place of articulation contrasts; 2.1.2.1.2 Manner of articulation contrasts; 2.1.2.2 Vowels; 2.1.2.2.1 Height; 2.1.2.2.2 Backness; 2.1.2.2.3 Length; 2.1.2.3 Alternation between phonemes /j, ny/; /d, n/; 2.1.3 Allophony; 2.1.3.1 Stops and voicing; 2.1.3.2 Vowels; 2.1.3.2.1 Allophones of /a. 2.1.3.2.2 Allophones of /i/2.1.3.2.3 Allophones of /u/; 2.2 Phonotactics; 2.2.1 Syllable structure; 2.2.2 Stem syllabicity; 2.2.3 Stem-initial position; 2.2.4 Stem-final position; 2.2.5 Consonant clusters; 2.2.5.1 Intra-morphemic consonant clusters; 2.2.5.2 Inter-morphemic consonant clusters; 2.2.6 Stress; 2.3 Phonological rules; 2.3.1 Stop-glide lenition; 2.3.1.1 /g/> /w/; 2.3.1.2 /b/> /w/; 2.3.1.3 /j/> /y/; 2.3.2 Glide deletion; 2.3.3 Vowel assimilation; 2.3.4 Nasal cluster dissimilation (NCD) deletion; 2.3.5 Epenthesis; 2.3.6 Reduplication; 3 Parts of speech; 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Nominals3.2.1 Nouns; 3.2.2 Adjectives; 3.2.3 Directionals; 3.2.4 Temporals; 3.2.5 Free pronouns; 3.2.6 Demonstratives; 3.2.7 Interrogatives; 3.3 Bound pronouns; 3.4 Inflecting verbs; 3.5 Coverbs; 3.6 Adverbs; 3.7 Clitics; 3.8 Complementizers; 3.9 Particles; 3.10 Interjections; 4 Nominals 1: Nouns, case, adnominal and derivational morphology; 4.1 Word structure; 4.2 NP structure; 4.2.1 Properties of NPs; 4.2.2 Functions of nominals within the NP; 4.2.2.1 Heads; 4.2.2.2 Modifiers; 4.3 Case morphology; 4.3.1 Nominative and accusative; 4.3.2 Ergative; 4.3.2.1 Form; 4.3.2.2 Function. 4.3.3 Locative4.3.3.1 Form; 4.3.3.2 Function; 4.3.4 Dative; 4.3.4.1 Form; 4.3.4.2 Function; 4.3.5 Allative; 4.3.5.1 Form; 4.3.5.2 Function; 4.3.6 Ablative; 4.3.7 Source; 4.3.8 Perlative; 4.3.9 Terminative; 4.4 Other nominal morphology; 4.4.1 Number; 4.4.1.1 -Ï SINGULAR/GENERAL; 4.4.1.2 -gujarra DUal; 4.4.1.3 -jban PLural; 4.4.1.4 -walija PAUCal; 4.4.1.5 -burruburru AND, ALSO, TOO; 4.4.1.6 -nganyju GROUP; 4.4.1.7 -warlug FIRST; 4.4.1.8 -wurd TIME; 4.4.1.9 Reduplication; 4.4.2 Adnominal suffixes; 4.4.2.1 -jawung PROPrietive; 4.4.2.2 -murlung PRIVative; 4.4.3 Derivational Suffixes.
Series Title: Pacific linguistics, 640.
Responsibility: Felicity Meakins, Rachel Nordlinger.

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This volume is a grammatical description of Bilinarra, an endangered Australian language. This work draws on materials collected over a 20-year period from the last first-language speakers of the  Read more...

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