Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Foxing of foredges. Previous owner has signed inside.
This book gives a fascinating glimpse into the little-known languages of Australia. In an informal, readily understood text, Blake describes the sounds of Aboriginal languages and the way they are transcribed and gives examples of grammar both simple and complex; he shows how Aboriginal languages adapted to accommodate European concepts, and how they in turn affected English vocabulary. (back cover)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers, please note that this book may contain descriptions and/or images of people who have passed away.