"I am a Linguist" offers a desirable account of the tutorial adventures of multi-faceted linguist, R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon. there's fieldwork (and long grammars) on Dyirbal, Yidin and different Aboriginal languages of Australia, the Boumaa dialect of Fijian, and Jarawara from the dense jungles of Amazonia. Theoretical reviews contain adjective periods, ergativity and supplement clauses. There also are detective novels, technology fiction tales, and pioneering paintings on blues and gospel discography. Interspersed with the autobiographical narrative are motives of the way linguistics is a systematic self-discipline, of the improvement of universities, of diminishing educational criteria, and of the therapy of Aboriginal humans in Australia. The publication is written in a simple, obtainable type with various illustrative anecdotes. will probably be an proposal to younger linguists and of curiosity to the overall reader all for what a systematic linguist does."
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