R. M. W. Dixon is a Professor of Linguistics at James Cook University and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has been conducting immersion fieldwork since 1963 and is author of The Languages of Australia, co-author of Australian Aboriginal Words in English, and author of grammars and dictionaries for five Indigenous languages.
Written in an accessible, easy to read style, Professor Dixon's new book is an informative and entertaining introduction to Australia's original languages. --Dr Joe Blythe, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University A must read for all who would like to understand the languages and culture of Indigenous Australians. --Dr Ernie Grant, Elder of the Jirrbal nation