A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa

A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa

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Mushin provides the first full grammatical description of Garrwa, a critically endangered language of the Southwest Gulf of Carpentaria region in Northern Australia. Garrwa is typologically interesting because of its uncertain status in the Australian language family, its pronouns and its word order syntax. This book covers Garrwa phonology, morphology and syntax, with a particular focus on the use of grammar in discourse. The grammatical description is supplemented with a word list and text collection, including transcriptions of ordinary conversation.Breena#39;s work is the only published work that focuses on the Eastern Garrwa variety. ... as it was spoken during my period ofwork with Garrwa speakers, I endeavoured to find examples from my 5 While unpublished, ... Some of this work is being conducted by Alan and Lucy Rogers. own recordings to illustrate the features ofanbsp;...

Title:A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa
Author:Ilana Mushin
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2013-01-01


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