By William B. McGregor

ISBN-10: 9027282056

ISBN-13: 9789027282057

This quantity units out to supply a entire description of the grammar of Gooniyandi, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the southern-central Kimberley zone of Western Australia. It covers phonetics and phonology, note word and clause constitution, and the semantics of closed-class grammatical goods. the main concentration is, notwithstanding, on which means: how do Gooniyandi audio system suggest with and of their language. To this end,  Read more...

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The main inaccuracy is that he misses many lamina-dental and retroflexed stops and nasals, most of which he transcribes as apico-alveolars. The next linguist to record Gooniyandi seems to be Father Anthony Piele, who in about 1960 recorded, but did not transcribe, an hour or so of Gooniyandi words. By far the best and most extensive early work on Gooniyandi is undoubtedly that done by the missionary-linguist Howard Coate in the mid1960s. 3). e. person knowledgeable in traditional Aboriginal law and ritual.

All but a couple of his terms are readily identified, and most are reasonably accurately transcribed. The main inaccuracy is that he misses many lamina-dental and retroflexed stops and nasals, most of which he transcribes as apico-alveolars. The next linguist to record Gooniyandi seems to be Father Anthony Piele, who in about 1960 recorded, but did not transcribe, an hour or so of Gooniyandi words. By far the best and most extensive early work on Gooniyandi is undoubtedly that done by the missionary-linguist Howard Coate in the mid1960s.

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