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;An outdated English grammar КНИГИ ;НАУКА и УЧЕБА Автор:Randolph Quirk, C.L.WrennНазвание: An previous English grammar Издательство: Methuen & CO LTD Год: 1957 Формат: PDF Размер: 6.79 MB Для сайта: www.mirknig.comThis publication is designed specially for the literary scholar of English, and offers a unmarried compact grammar basically fascinated by Classical outdated English, instead of the opposite previous English dialects. The booklet takes a descriptive process and avoids assuming an information of Germanic philology. The creation presents a minimal historical past of information and exhibits the categories of proof on which the grammatical description is based.0

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The majority of words are clearly Gooniyandi, and on the whole they are reasonably well transcribed. Capell (1940:416-418) gives a short list of nineteen words, all but two of which are identifiable and reasonably accurately transcribed. He also provides a part of the present tense paradigm of the verb ward- 'go' (Capell 1940:416). However, most of the forms given are inaccurate: the plural marker ge (-/gil) given for the first person non-singular forms is found in Bunuba only, and most instances of word final/i/ have been mistranscribed as /a/ (cf.

26 INTRODUCilON A Gooniyandi language programme has been in operation in Gogo School, a primary school with predominantly Gooniyandi pupils, since 1987 · It seems to be progressing successfully, and is popular with the children. Other Government schools in the Kimberley region - of which La Grange School is the most notable example - have recently started language programmes. However, the Western Australian Education Department la~ks a policy on bilingual/bicultural education, and these initiatives are at the whim of the school principal.

The community felt that, in addition to educating their children in English and mathematics, education in their own language and culture was equally important. One of the aims of the school (to quote from the School Policy) is "To develop and introduce a Gooniyandi language and literacy progmmme". During my 1982 field trip the Yiyili Community requested my assistance as a linguist. I spent a few weeks at Yiyili, during which time I devised a practical orthography for Gooniyandi, and produced some introductory materials for their programme, including a preliminary draft of a collection of Gooniyandi stories, a short dictionary, and a brief description of the principles of writing the language, intended for literate Aborigines and teachers involved in the programme.

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