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The Western Desert code : an Australian cryptogrammar / David Rose
Bib ID 1452724
Format BookBook
Author
Rose, David, 1910-1990
 
Description Canberra : Pacific Linguistics, 2001 
xv, 482 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0858834375
Series

Pacific linguistics ; 513.

Summary

Surveys the grammar and semantics used by Anangu people of the Western Desert to 'construe the world and enact their culture', and to map the relationships between 'linguistic resources and the cultural contexts in which they have evolved'; main focus is on Pitjantjatjarra; survey is organised in general domains of meaning, or metafunctions; overview of culture and language; theory and description; textual, interpersonal, experiential and logical resources.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 469-482.

Subjects Pitjantjatjara language -- Semantics.  |  Pitjantjatjara language -- Grammar.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax.  |  Pitjantjatjara language (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)
Other authors/contributors Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Pacific Linguistics
Available From Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200. 

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