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R.M.W. (Robert) Dixon

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R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon is Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University. He has worked for over 30 years on Aboriginal languages from North East Queensland. His several scholarly books on the subject include A Grammar of Yidiny (Cambridge University Press 1977); and Searching for Aboriginal Languages, Memoirs of a Field Worker (UQP 1983 and University of Chicago Press 1989). He is the author of Words of Our Country: Yidiny - the Aboriginal Language of the Cairns (UQP 1991). Professor Dixon is also co-editor, with Martin Duwell, of both the widely acclaimed collection The Honey-Ant Men’s Love Song (UQP 1990), and its sequel, Little Eva at Moonlight Creek (UQP 1994).