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The Languages and Linguistics of Australia
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On track: Searching out the Bundian way [Book Review]
Review(s) of: On track: Searching out the Bundian way, by John Blay, xv + 328 pp., NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, 2015, ISBN 9781742234441 (pbk), 9781742242095 (ePub/Kindle), 9781742247403 (epdf),Expand
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Introduction: Old and new aspects of Indigenous place-naming
This book is a sequel to Hercus, Hodges and Simpson (eds) 2002, The Land is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia (Pandanus Books and Pacific Linguistics, Canberra). As with the earlierExpand
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An overview of Australian traditional languages
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The languages of Australia in linguistic research: context and issues
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At the time of colonisation in the late 18th century, Australia was home to 700–800 language varieties, distributed across the continent (and including Tasmania and the Torres Strait Islands), which can be grouped into more than 250 distinct languages, some of which include a number of dialects.1,2 These language varieties were spoken across a population of around one million people (e.g. Butlin 1983), which indicates the enormous linguistic diversity of Indigenous Australia. Expand
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Central Australian Aboriginal English: In Comparison with the Morphosyntactic Categories of Kaytetye
Abstract Central Australian Aboriginal English includes features derived from an earlier Australian Pidgin English, mixed with aspects of colloquial English, and in addition shows the influence ofExpand
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