A Grammar of Gaagudju

A Grammar of Gaagudju

By: Mark Harvey (author)Mixed Media

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This grammar provides an overall description of Gaagudju, a now nearly extinct language of northern Australia. Gaagudju differs from most previously described Australian languages in a number of ways. It shows marked differences in the realizations of stressed and unstressed syllables. It has complex systems of prefixation as well as suffixation. There is a clear distinction between productive and unproductive morphology, with a large amount of the morphology being unproductive. While word order is generally free, strictly ordered phrasal compounding structures are important.

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About Author

Mark Harvey is Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN13: 9783111800455
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 507
  • ID: 9783111800455
  • weight: 750
  • ISBN10: 3111800458

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