Newly Documented Language Described in June issue of Language (Vol. 89 No. 2)
In a remote Indigenous community in northern Australia, a new language has been discovered that is generated from a unique combination of elements from other languages. It is documented by University of Michigan linguist Carmel O’Shannessy in "The role of multiple sources in the formation of an innovative auxiliary category in Light Warlpiri, a new Australian mixed language” (Language Vol. 89, No. 2). A preprint version is available online at http://www.linguisticsociety.org/files/archived-documents/Lg_J13_v89_O%27Shannessy.pdf. The entire contents of the journal are availble online to LSA members at no charge on the Project MUSE website.
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