This handbook makes available short grammatical sketches of Australian languages. Each grammar is written in a standard format, following guidelines provided by the editors, and includes a sample text and vocabulary text. In the introduction the editors discuss some of the recurrent features of languages across the continent, together with grammars of Guugu Yimidhirr by John Haviland; Pitta-Pitta by Barry J. Blake; Gumbaynggir by Diana Eades; and Yaygir by Terry Crowley.As with Song I, there is one word, which is not encountered elsewhere in the language : a#39;nota#39; is expressed byvmrga in the song but biyagay elsewhere. ... The abbreviation in the second column indicates what part of speech each word is.
|Title||:||Handbook of Australian Languages|
|Author||:||R.M.W. Dixon, Barry J. Blake|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1979-12-31|