Major Classifications of Australian Languages


Source: Dixon, R.M.W. (1980) "Map 3." The Languages of Australia, ed. by Sidney Allen, W., B. Comrie, C.J. Fillmore, E.J.A. Henderson, F.W. Householder, R. Lass, J. Lyons, R.B. Le Page, F.R. Palmer, R. Posner and J.L.M. Trim. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 20.

Date Digitized: May 2012

Map Description:
This map shows the major classifications of Australian languages outlined by Schmidt (1919) and later by Hale (1961). It also illustrates Capell’s division between prefixing and non-prefixing languages (Dixon).


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