Tells how the crow, who once was white and had a beautiful song, is punished for stealing Eagle’s wife in dreamtime.
This book deals with systems of verb classification in Australian Aboriginal languages, particular focus on languages the north-west. It proposes a typology according to their main formal and semantic characteristics. also makes some proposals concerning historical origins grammaticisation these systems, suggestions regarding grammatical relations involved. In addition, an attempt is made situate phenomenon within context related verbal phenomena such as serial constructions, nominal incorporation, complex predicates.