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dc.contributor.authorHale, Ken
dc.contributor.authorSutton, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-06T11:54:12Z
dc.date.available2021-10-06T11:54:12Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211006_9781760464479_6
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50774
dc.description.abstractClassical Aboriginal societies in Australia have commonly been described in terms of social organisation and local organisation. This book presents rich detail on a third and related domain that has not been given the same kind of attention: linguistic organisation. Basing their analyses on fieldwork among the Wik peoples of Cape York Peninsula, north Australia, Peter Sutton and Ken Hale show how cosmology, linguistic variation, language prehistory, clan totemic identities, geopolitics, land use and land ownership created a vibrant linguistic organisation in a classical Aboriginal society. This has been a society long in love with language and languages. Its people have richly imbued the domain of rights and interests in country—the foundations of their native title as recognised in Australian law—with rights and interests in the abundance of languages and dialects given to them at the start of the world.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAsia-Pacific Linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CB Language: reference & general::CBD Dictionaries
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CB Language: reference & general::CBX Language: history & general works
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFF Historical & comparative linguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies::JFSL9 Indigenous peoples
dc.subject.otherWik people
dc.subject.otherAboriginal languages
dc.subject.otherCape York
dc.subject.otherMultilingualism
dc.titleLinguistic Organisation and Native Title
dc.title.alternativeThe Wik Case, Australia
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/LONT.2021
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781760464479
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages506
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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