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Land and language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country / edited by Jean-Christophe Verstraete, University of Leuven ; Diane Hafner, University of Queensland
Bib ID 7089862
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016] 
©2016 
x, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9789027244543 (hbk) (alk. paper)
9027244545 (hbk) (alk. paper)
Invalid ISBN 9789027267603 (e-book)
Series

Culture and language use ; . 18. 1879-5838

Summary

This volume offers a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic, anthropological, archaeological and historical work focused on Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country, in Australia’s northeast. The volume also honours Bruce Rigsby, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Queensland, whose work has inspired all of the contributors. The papers in the volume are organized in terms of five key themes, including the use of historical and archaeological methods to reconstruct aspects of language and social organization, anthropological and linguistic work uncovering aspects of world view embedded in languages and ethnographic data sets, the study of post-contact transformations in language and society, and the return of archival data to communities. Its thematic intersections draw together the varied disciplinary threads in an overview of the cultures and languages of the region, and will appeal to all those interested in Australian Aboriginal studies, linguistics, anthropology and associated disciplines.

Notes

"The volume honours Bruce Rigsby, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Queensland, whose pioneering work in this region inspired all of the contributors to the volume."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Australian languages -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Anthropological linguistics -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Anthropological linguistics.  |  Australian languages.  |  Language and languages.  |  Language - Linguistics.  |  History.  |  Language - Kriol - Pidgins and creoles - Torres Strait Creole.  |  Race relations - Violent - Communal violence.  |  Archaeology.  |  Anthropology.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Languages.  |  Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)
Other authors/contributors Verstraete, Jean-Christophe, 1976- editor  |  Hafner, Diane, editor  |  Rigsby, B. (Bruce) honouree

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