Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia by Michael Walsh
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Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia
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Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia

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Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia by Michael Walsh

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What are the Australian Aboriginal languages like? How many are there? Where are they spoken? Are there dictionaries of Aboriginal languages? What kinds of new language have emerged in the last two hundred years? What is the connection between land, people and language in Aboriginal Australia? How does the use of English disadvantage Aboriginal people? This book offers answers these questions by providing a series of studies of aspects of language and culture in different parts of Aboriginal Australia. Chapters deal with subjects including why a young Aboriginal woman in rural Australia might end up pleading guilty to a crime she didn't commit; the picture of 'language ownership' which can be drawn from recent research on land rights; what we know of the first white settlers' attempts to learn the language of the Sydney region; the first dictionaries compiled in South Australia; and how Aboriginal languages are now being used in the media and education. Each study contributes to a composite Australia-wide picture of language and culture in Aboriginal Australia, accessible to anyone with an interest in the area. The book is of particular use to teachers and students involved in Aboriginal studies in the upper secondary years and at introductory levels in universities. Its value as an educational resource is enhanced by bibliographical reference, maps, and questions for further discussion at the end of each chapter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780855752415
ISBN-10: 0855752416
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 260mm x 18mm)
Pages: 226
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Michael Walsh

Colin Yallop is an adjunct professor at Macquarie University inAustralia. Michael Walsh has researched the Top End of the Northern Territoryfor the last 30 years, including descriptive and typological studies of Aboriginal languages as well as investigations into language use among indigenous Australians."

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