1970, English, Book edition: Linguistic change in Australia. Capell, A. (Arthur)

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  • 1970.
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  • English

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Title
  • Linguistic change in Australia.
Author
  • Capell, A. (Arthur)
Published
  • 1970.
Part Of
  • Pilling, A.R.; Waterman, R.A. Diprotodon to detribalization 1970, p. 240-255
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Summary
  • Revised to January 1964; brief outline on linguistic situation at contract; review of early attempts to record and understand languages (Threlkeld, Hale, Ridley) assimilation seen as agent in breakdown of languages, flexibility of languages, use of loan words (examples from Dampier Land and Aranda), use of extended meanings; (Ngarinyin, Nyangumada, Yauor, Garadjeri and Aranda examples), Malay loan words from existing elements (Nyangumada examples); future of Australian languages, breakdown of tribal life influence on young speakers, simplification of language, effect of education, growing unity among Aborigines, lack of literature and literacy; maps shows linguistic situation in 1964.
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  • English
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