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Sign languages of Aboriginal Australia : cultural, semiotic and communicative perspectives / Adam Kendon
Bib ID 392747
Format BookBook
Author
Kendon, Adam
 
Description Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1988 
xviii, 542 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0521360080
Summary

Geographical extent of sign language in Australia; structure of signs, representation of grammar and morphology and relation to spoken language for Warlpiri, Anmatyerre, Kaytetye, Warumungu, Warlmanpa, Mudbura and Djingili; use of signing during speech bans for male initiation or mourning, simultaneous sign and spoken language used by older women; kinship signs; comparison of sign languages in study area, and with other semiotic systems.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 513-528.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Sign language.  |  Sign language.  |  Mudburra language (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej language (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Warumungu language (C18) (NT SE53-01)  |  Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax.  |  Warumungu people (C18) (NT SE53-10)  |  Warlmanpa people (C17) (NT SE53-10)  |  Kaytetye / Kaytej people (C13) (NT SF53-06)  |  Arrernte / Aranda language (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Mudburra people (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili people (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Kinship terms.  |  Death - Mourning.  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr people (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili language (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Warlmanpa language (C17) (NT SE53-10)  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr language (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Language - Sociolinguistics - Secret and special languages.  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.

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