Yaluu - A Recovery Grammar of Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay

Author: John Giacon, Publisher: Five Senses

Yaluu – A Recovery Grammar of Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay: A description of two New South Wales languages based on 160 years of records

Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay are closely related languages from the north of New South Wales in Australia. While these languages have dramatically declined in use, they are now being reused by many Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay people in a variety of ways. It is hoped that this book can become a basic resource for people working on the rebuilding of Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay.

This book expands the grammatical description of these two languages, building on wide range of sources, including materials from the mid-19th century and audio recordings from the 1970s. It sheds additional light on the grammars of these languages by using growing body of typological research on Pama-Nyungan languages, as well as descriptive work on related languages, in particular Wangaaybuwan, which along with Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay, Wayilwan and Wiradjuri forms the Central New South Wales subgroup of Pama-Nyungan languages.

The grammar encompasses the main features of Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay, including simple and complex clause structures, nominal and verbal morphology, which include a number of affixes distinctive to Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay. Wherever possible the grammatical analysis is presented along with extensive evidence from the different sources on the languages.

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Edition 1st
Date of Publication 2017
ISBN 9781760322380
Subject Languages other than English (LOTE)