Professor Dixon examines the grammar of Yidin, an Australian dying language, through phonology, syntax and of a 'mixed ergative' type that cannot easily be accommodated in terms of standard syntactic theory.
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Professor Dixon's book The Dyirbal Language of North Queensland (CUP 1972) is acknowledge to be a classic study. His study of Yidin is directly comparable in importance. Yidin, which is also a dying language, is Dyirbal's northerly neighbour. Yet the two languages have striking and fundamental differences in each area of grammar (while still both belonging to the Australian language family). In the phonology, there is a preference for each word to consist of an even number of syllables, in order to satisfy the stress targets of Yidin. Syntactically, the language is of a 'mixed ergative' type that cannot easily be accommodated in terms of standard syntactic theory. These and a number of other special features of Yidin have a crucial bearing on several theoretical enquiries into linguistic universals.
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Descripción CUP: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Estado de conservación: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 4869451
Descripción CAMBRIDGE. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. FIRST. A FINE FIRST IN AQUA DJ. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería mh 8/1-1
Descripción Cambridge University Press, London, 1977. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. xxiii, 563pp, index, vocabulary, diagrams. Or blue cloth in jacket. Minor edge wear to jacket with several very short edge tears and associated creases. Extensive and technical study of the Yidijn language, a dying language of North Queensland aboriginal people near Cairns and the Atherton Tableland. Size: Large 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería 032145