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Indigenous language and social identity : papers in honour of Michael Walsh / edited by Brett Baker ... [et al.]
Bib ID 4854515
Format BookBook
Description Canberra : Pacific Linguistics, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, 2010 
xiv, 404 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9780858836181

Pacific linguistics ; 626. 1448-8310


For almost 40 years, Michael Walsh has been working alongside Indigenous people: documenting language, music and other traditional knowledge, acting on behalf of claimants to land in the Northern Territory, and making crucial contributions to the revitalisation of Aboriginal languages in NSW. This volume, with contributions from his colleagues and students, celebrates his abiding interest in and commitment to Indigenous society with papers in two broad themes. ‘Language, identity and country’ addresses the often complex relations between Aboriginal social groups and countries, and linguistic identity. In ‘Language, identity and social action’ authors discuss the role that language plays in maintaining social identities in the realms of conversation, story-telling, music, language games, and in education. ‘Language and Social Identity in Australian Indigenous Communities’ will be of interest to students of linguistics, Indigenous studies, anthropology, and sociology.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction / Rod Gardner ... [et al.]
  • 2. Michael Walsh : a personal reflection / Ros Fraser
  • 3. Place and property at Yintjingga/Port Stewart under Aboriginal Law and Queensland Law / Bruce Rigsby and Diane Hafner
  • 4. Linguistic identities in the eastern Western Desert : the Tindale evidence / Peter Sutton
  • Juwaliny : dialectal variation and ethnolinguistic identity in the Great Sandy Desert / Sally Dixon
  • 6. Who were the 'Yukul'? and who are they now? / Brett Baker
  • 7. Colonisation and Aboriginal concepts of land tenure in the Darwin region / Mark Harvey
  • 8. Aboriginal languages and social groups in the Canberra region : interpreting the historical documentation / Harold Koch
  • 9. The Kuringgai puzzle : languages and dialects on the NSW Mid Coast / Jim Wafer and Amanda Lissarrague
  • 10. Dawes' Law generalised : cluster simplification in the coastal dialect of the Sydney language / David Nash

Edited by Brett Baker, Ilana Mushin, Mark Harvey and Rod Gardner.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Walsh, Michael, 1948-  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Languages.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Social aspects.  |  Festschriften -- Australia.  |  Group identity -- Australia.  |  Language and culture -- Australia.  |  Language - Bilingualism and multilingualism.  |  Yugul language (N85) (NT SD53-10)  |  Murrinhpatha language (N3) (NT SD52-11)  |  Language - Sociolinguistics - Secret and special languages.  |  Walmajarri / Walmatjarri language (A66) (WA SE51-16)  |  Pitjantjatjara language (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Lamalama people (Y58, Y136, Y140) (Qld SD54-12)  |  Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa language (N155) (NT SE53-08)  |  Arandic language group.  |  Juwaliny / Djuwarliny language (A88) (WA SE51-16)  |  Land rights - Ownership.  |  Eora / Iora language (S61) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Koko Bera language (Y85) (Qld SD54-15)  |  Social identity.  |  Gugu Yau language (Y22) (Qld SD54-04)  |  Umpila language (Y45) (Qld SD54-08)  |  Ngunawal / Ngunnawal language (D3) (NSW SI55-16)  |  Kalaw Lagaw Ya / Kala Lagaw Ya language (Y1) (Qld TSI SC54-07)  |  Music - Vocal - Clan songs.  |  Language - Linguistics - Code switching.  |  Ngarigo / Ngarigu language (S46) (NSW SJ55-04)  |  Discourse analysis - Narratives.  |  Monaro (S NSW SI55-16, SJ55-14)  |  Cape York map area (Qld TSI SC54-12)  |  St Vidgeon (North NT Roper SD53-14)  |  Darwin map area (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Roper River map area (East Arnhem Land NT SD53-11)  |  Canberra map area (ACT, S NSW SI55-16)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  Yintjingga / Port Stewart (Qld SE Cape York SD54-12)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Baker, Brett J. (Brett Joseph), 1967-  |  Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Pacific Linguistics


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