Wuka Nya-Nganunga Li-Yanyuwa Li-Anthawirriyarra. Language for Us, the Yanyuwa Saltwater People: A Yanyuwa Encyclopaedia: Volume 2 (Paperback)
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This Encyclopedia is a rich, authoritative repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa, the Saltwater people of the coastal and island country near Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Volume 2 of this Encyclopedia will be of particular interest to linguists. Part 1 considers Yanyuwa grammar, which has distinctive features, in detail. Chapters cover the sounds of Yanyuwa; special dialects, including separate men's and women's language; the 16 noun classes, as well as avoidance noun forms; pronouns; adjectives; and verbs - all with extensive examples. Part 2 offers a comprehensive Yanyuwa-English dictionary, with important linguistic, taxonomic and cultural information, bilingual examples and cross-references. Part 3 is an English-Yanyuwa word finder, with subcategories of thematically related words. This volume includes illustrations and a bibliography.