A Functional Grammar of Gooniyandi


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A Functional Grammar of Gooniyandi - McGregor, William B
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This volume sets out to provide a comprehensive description of the grammar of Gooniyandi, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the southern-central Kimberley region of Western Australia. It covers phonetics and phonology, word phrase and clause structure, and the semantics of closed-class grammatical items. The major focus is, however, on meaning: how do Gooniyandi speakers mean with and in their language. To this end, the theoretical framework of systemic functional grammar, particularly as elaborated in Halliday's recent work, ...

A Functional Grammar of Gooniyandi 1990, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9789027230256