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A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre.

9783110456011

A Grammar of Kuuk Thaayorre

Alice R. Gaby

De Gruyter Mouton

2017

499 pages

$172.99

Hardcover

Mouton Grammar Library; Volume 74

PL7003

Gaby provides a grammar of a Pama-Nuyngan language spoken on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula in Australia. Though threatened by the encroachment of English, she says, Kuuk Thaayorre remains one of the very few Australian Aboriginal languages still being acquired as a first language, albeit by only a handful of children. She covers phonology; word classes, morphology of nomina (nouns, adjectives, and numerals); pronouns, ignoratives, and demonstratives; noun phrase syntax; verbal inflection; verbal derivation; particles and adverbs; syntax of the simple clause; non-basic, non-complex clauses; and complex clauses. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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