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Words of our country : stories, place names, and vocabulary in Yidiny, the Aboriginal language of the Cairns-Yarrabah region / compiled and edited by R.M.W. Dixon ; with flora identification and interpretation by Tony Irvine
Bib ID 2045563
Format BookBook
Author
Dixon, Robert M. W
 
Description St. Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Book Services, 1991 
x, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0702223603
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UQP paperbacks

Summary

Twenty-four stories in Yidiny recorded between 1970 and 1975; information on placenames of Upper Mulgrave River /Toohey Creek; and Cape Grafton area, Queensland; vocabulary in semantic domains, Yidiny-English vocabulary and English finder list; includes Gunggay and Wanyurr dialects and examples of Jalnguy avoidance language.

Subjects Yidiny language.  |  Yidiny language -- Texts.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Cairns Region -- History.  |  Gungay language (Y114) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Language - Sociolinguistics - Secret and special languages.  |  Language - Texts and translations - Aboriginal to non-Aboriginal language.  |  Stories and motifs.  |  Yidiny / Yidindji language (Y117) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Dictionaries and glossaries.  |  Gunggandji / Gungandji people (Y114) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Language - Semantics.  |  Yidiny / Yidindji people (Y117) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Madyanydyi / Wanyurr people (Y119) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Social organisation - Avoidance rules - Language.  |  Madyay / Wanyurr language (Y119) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Yarrabah / Cape Grafton (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Mulgrave River (NE Qld SE55-06)  |  Cairns (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)
Other authors/contributors Dixon, Robert M. W  |  Irvine, Tony

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