Australian Aboriginal Words in English : their Origin and Meaning [First edition]

Dixon, Robert M.W., Ransom, William S., & Thomas, Mandy (1990) Australian Aboriginal Words in English : their Origin and Meaning [First edition]. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC.

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Abstract

This extensive reference provides authoritative information about the history of over 400 words from Aboriginal languages, offering the fullest available information about their Aboriginal background and Australian English history. The book begins with a general history of the 250 Australian aboriginal languages, including profiles of the languages that have been most significant as sources for borrowing. The words are then grouped according to subject: birds, fish, edible flora, dwellings, etc., with each work listed in a dictionary-style entry. The book concludes by addressing how words changed in English, and discusses English words that have since been adopted into Aboriginal languages.

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ID Code: 58894
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Australian Indigenous Language, English, Australian English, Aboriginal Languages
ISBN: 9780195533941
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies (200201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Multicultural Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies (200209)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English Language (200302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages (200319)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > Comparative Language Studies (200322)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1990 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 03 Apr 2013 23:05
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2013 00:00

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