By R. M. W Dixon
background, half I offers an intensive exam of, and comparability among, the gender process in Dyirbal (one of whose participants refers to 'edible vegetables') and the set of nominal classifiers in Yidiñ. The chapters partially II describe Dyirbal's strange kinship procedure and the 'mother-in-law' language sort, and
examines the origins of 'mother-in-law' vocabulary in Dyirbal and in Yidiñ. There are 4 grammatical reviews partly III, facing syntactic orientation, serial verb buildings, complementation recommendations, and grammatical reanalysis. half IV covers grammatical and lexical version around the dialects of Dyirbal, compensatory phonological adjustments, and a research of language touch around the Cairns rainforest sector. the 2 ultimate chapters, partly V, recount the unhappy tales of how
the Yidiñ and Dyirbal languages slowly slipped into oblivion.
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Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay by R. M. W Dixon