Aikhenvald, A.Y. (2006) R.M.W. Dixon. In: Brown, Keith, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Languages and Linguistics. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, pp. 737-738.
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Dixon's achievements lie in the grammars he has written, of languages from Aboriginal Australia, Oceania and Amazonia; in the grammars he has encouraged many students and colleagues to write; in his theoretical contributions concerning ergativity, adjective classes, noun classes and classifiers, causatives, demonstratives, etc.; and in the way he has nurtured linguistics as a scientific discipline in Australian universities.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Reference)|
|Keywords:||Australian Aboriginal languages, Fijian, Amazonian languages, ergativity, causatives, demonstratives|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jul 2010 02:36|
|FoR Codes:||20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200407 Lexicography @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 100%|