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Main Title: Wuka nya-nganunga li-Yanyuwa li-Anthawirriyarra = Language for us, the Yanyuwa saltwater people, a Yanyuwa encyclopaedia. Volume 2 / Yanyuwa families and John Bradley incorporating the work of Jean Kirton, Yasuko Nagai and Elfreda MacDonald. Book Cover
Author: Bradley, John, 1959-
Kirton, Jean F.
MacDonald, Elfreda.
Nagai, Yasuko.
Yanyuwa families.
Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017.
Collation: xxiv, 706 pages, 44 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, paperback ; 23 cm.
Subject: First Nations Australians
Yanyuwa language.
First Nations Australians - - Language
Yanyuwa (First Nations Australian people)
Yanuwa (First Nations Australian people)
Northern district (NT)
ISBN: 9781925333459
This Encyclopaedia is a rich, authoritative repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa, the Saltwater people of the coastal and island country near Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia.Volume 1 will interest linguists and ethnographic researchers. Its chapters cover the Yanyuwa and their country; historical and contemporary recorders and recordings of their language; examples of 35 texts recorded between 1959 and 2013, many extensive and all with word-by-word and polished English translations; over 100 song poetry texts, many short but others involving extended song cycles, with translations; 26 Ancestral Dreaming stories, with translations. Appendices cover word games, string games and sign language. This volume includes illustrations, a bibliography and an index.Volume 2 will be of particular interest to linguists. Part 1 considers Yanyuwa grammar, which has distinctive features, in detail. Chapters cover the sounds of Yanyuwa; special dialects, including separate mens and womens language; the 16 noun classes, as well as avoidance noun forms; pronouns; adjectives; and verbs all with extensive examples. Part 2 offers a comprehensive YanyuwaEnglish dictionary, with important linguistic, taxonomic and cultural information, bilingual examples and cross-references. Part 3 is an EnglishYanyuwa word finder, with subcategories of thematically related words. This volume includes illustrations and a bibliography.

"The publication of this work would not have been possible without the continued support of the Yanyuwa li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger and li-Yanyuwa li-Wirdiwalangu (the Yanyuwa elders group), Alison Doyle of the Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association, and the McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust, which provided the necessary funding."--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [705]-706)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
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