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Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia


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Preface; Languages and Their Status in Aboriginal Australia; The Structure of Australian Aboriginal Languages; Language Contact in Early Colonial New South Wales 1788 to 1791; Tasmanian Aboriginal Language: Old and New Identities; Bundjalung: Teaching a Disappearing Language; Language and Culture: Socialisation in a Warlpiri Community; Out-of-the-Ordinary Ways of Using a Language; Classifying the World in an Aboriginal Language; Making Dictionaries; Losing and Gaining a Language: the Story of Kriol in the Northern Territory; Kriol: the Creation of a Written Language and a Tool of Colonisation; The Language of Oppression: the Bolden Case, Victoria 1845; Language and the Law: White Australia v Nancy; Language and Territoriality in Aboriginal Australia; New Uses for Old Languages.

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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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