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Outside relationships of Australian languages

Black, Paul (2006). Outside relationships of Australian languages. Mother Tongue,(11):259-261.

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Title Outside relationships of Australian languages
Author Black, Paul
Journal Name Mother Tongue
Publication Date 2006
Issue Number 11
ISSN 1087-0326   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 259
End Page 261
Total Pages 3
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory
Language English
Field of Research 200406 - Language in Time and Space (incl. Historical Linguistics, Dialectology)
Abstract While Australian languages vary considerably, it has long been assumed that most are genetically related within what has come to be known as the Australian phylum, and since Dixon (1980) this certainly seems to be true of at least those spoken on the Australian mainland. For some of the off-shore languages of Australia this is less certain, and thus it should not be surprising that there has been even less convincing evidence of a relationship with languages outside Australia. This paper thus starts with a brief overview with what is believed about the relationships of languages within Australia before considering proposals for more distant relationships.
Keywords Australian Indigenous languages
comparative linguistics
long-distance relationships
Additional Notes Journal title now called 'The Long Ranger' Accepted version pp.1-4
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