R. M. W. Dixon
10. Grammatical Word and Phonological Word
11. Distinguishing Noun and Verb
12. The Adjective Class
14. Copula Clauses and Verbless Clauses
15. Pronouns and Demonstratives
17. Relative Clause Constructions
Clauses and Complementation Strategies
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R. M. W. Dixon is Adjunct Professor at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University. His pioneering fieldwork on Australian Aboriginal languages began in the 1960s and led, among many other works, to grammars of Dyirbal and Yidiñ, culminating in Australian languages: Their nature and
development (CUP 2002). His other books include A Grammar of Boumaa Fijian (U Chicago Press 1988), Ergativity (CUP, 1994), The Rise and Fall of Languages (CUP 1997), The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia (OUP 2004), which was winner of the 2004-5 Leonard Bloomfield Prize, and A Semantic
Approach to English Grammar (OUP 2005).
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