Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Social Origins of Language

By Daniel Dor

Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

By Thomas Hoffmann

This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


New from Brill!

ad

Free Access 4 You

Free access to several Brill linguistics journals, such as Journal of Jewish Languages, Language Dynamics and Change, and Brill’s Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Gumbaynggirr Bijaarr Jandaygam, Ngaawa Gugaarrigam
Subtitle: Gumbaynggirr Dictionary & Learner's Grammar
Written By: Steve Morelli
Description:

The homelands of the Gumbaynggirr lie between the Clarence and the Nambucca
rivers in northern New South Wales. The Baanbay people to the West speak
the same language. As with many Aboriginal Australian languages,
Gumbaynggirr had fewer and fewer speakers and was in danger of extinction.
All that changed in 1986 when a small group of Elders took steps to revive
it, and this book is a tribute to their efforts.

Each year more and more people relearn Gumbaynggirr. Language learning
courses and books, such as this, are an important part of a revival of the
language that belongs to this land. This dictionary builds on an earlier
edition, with many revisions and improvements:

> There are now more than 2700 entries, with revised and expanded definitions.
> An easy-to-read grammar section has been created to help language learners.
> Semantic wordlists help learners to find words of similar things, such as
birds, emotions, insects or artefacts.
> A section on new words allows modern speakers to find Gumbaynggirr
equivalents for numbers, days of the week, household items and so on.
> Additional information on families shows the reader, in words and colour
diagrams, the relationship words that Gumbaynggirr people traditionally
used with each other.
> Two new maps depict the Gumbaynggirr world, and several pictures
complement the word entries.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative Ltd.
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Kumbainggar
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9870977535156
Pages: 414