Monday, March 2, 2015

New Book Display recommendations

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A title of interest: The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: A Comprehensive Guide edited by Harold Koch and Rachael Nordlinger
Call Number: 499.15 LAN

This is the third volume in a series about languages of the world and is available in hard copy and online. It would be of interest to students engaged in anthropology or language revitalisation and maintenance work. It is not a language dictionary or grammar book. An extract from the publisher's site states:

The Languages and Linguistics of Australia: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The volume provides a thorough overview of Australian languages, including their linguistic structures, their genetic relationships, and issues of language maintenance and revitalisation.

Australian English, Aboriginal English and other contact varieties are also discussed.

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