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Dialect and social groupings in north east Arnhem Land

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Dialect and social groupings in north east Arnhem Land
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Dialect and social groupings in north east Arnhem Land
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Draft version of paper; based on field work from June 1965 to October 1966 at Yirrkala, Elcho Island, Milingimbi, Numbulwar/Rose River and Roper River Missions, Maningrida and Mirrngatja out-station on Goyder River; resume of Warners and Berndts descriptions, threefold native theory; dialectology of north east Arnhem Land, lists 10 dialect groups and 40 dialects, with moiety to which each belongs, details of extinct dialects and those threatened with extinction, phonological systems, distinction between soft and hard dialects, morphological differences - noun suffixes, numerals, pronoun, verb (tense system, moods), word formation (derivation, composition); parallelism between social organisation and linguistic differences, explanation of first native theory, definitions of native terms for groups and languages, formative principles for ethnic names, social distinctions in ethnic names (warnames, ceremonial; names, bynames, clan, phratry or dialect names), discussion of terms Murngin, Wulamba and Mi; woitj or Miwaitj, criticism of Berndts distinctions between native terms for clan and dialect groups; mechanisms underlying linguistic changes (borrowings from English, other native dialects, other languages e.g. Indonesian), effect of kinship on acquisition of language, native attitudes to language, taboo on names and similar words after death, formulation of hypotheses of linguistic change, demographic factors in increase of some dialects (contrast between Yirrkala and Elcho Island); comparison between Warners and Berndts interpretations, misuse of native terminology; Appendix - list of names encountered during field work compared with A.I.A.S. area list, Capells Linguistic Survey of Australia and Warners Black Civilization
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Schebeck, B.
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  • Berndt, Ronald M.
  • Capell, A.
  • Warner, W. Lloyd
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Dialect and social groupings in north east Arnhem Land
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tbls.; Typescript;
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M0040466
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75 [29] p.
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  • Open access - reading
  • Open copying & quotation
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
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0046578
Label
Dialect and social groupings in north east Arnhem Land
Note
tbls.; Typescript;
Control code
M0040466
Extent
75 [29] p.
Governing access note
  • Open access - reading
  • Open copying & quotation
  • Not for Inter-Library Loan
System control number
0046578

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