Re: Dyirbal and Yidiny (was RE: "Usefull languages")
|From:||The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 21, 2002, 12:21|
> From: kam@CARROT.CLARA.NET
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 11:15:12PM +0000, Mail Delivery System wrote:
> FWIW R.M.W. Dixon has published a general survey of native
> Australian langs
> "The Languages of Australia" Cambridge Univ. Press 1980
> (540pp). It's a
> lot more detailed, and where necessary technical than this
> sort of book
> usually is, definitely a good read.
> Keith Mylchreest
That one is currently out of print and unfortunately not yet in my library.
I do have volumes 3,4 and 5 of Dixon's five volume set "Handbook Of
Australian Languages" and have been hunting for the others for quite some
time. Collectively they provide an excellent survey of Australian
David E. Bell
The Gray Wizard
Wisdom begins in wonder.