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Yanyuwa: 'Men speak one way, women speak another'

dc.contributor.authorBradley, John
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-02T02:25:55Z
dc.date.available2013-10-02T02:25:55Z
dc.identifier.citationBradley, J. (1988). Yanyuwa: 'Men speak one way, women speak another'. In N. Evans & S. Johnson (Eds.), Aboriginal linguistics 1 (pp. 126-134). Armidale, N.S.W: Dept. of Linguistics, University of New England
dc.identifier.isbn085834857 G
dc.identifier.issn1034-5140
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/10570
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes briefly the apparently unique system within the Yanyuwa language of having separate dialects for male and female speakers. I will highlight some of the social and ethnographic features of language as it is used in day-to-day speech and in such specific examples as song and ritual. The system is pervasive and distinctly marks the way in which men and women must speak. As a result the roles of men and women in Yanyuwa society are not only contrasted by their social roles, such as ritual life, hunting and nurturing, such as can be found other Aboriginal communities, but also explicitly by the use of different dialects by male and female speakers. The sex of the hearer has no relevance to the way the language is spoken: men speak their dialect to women and women speak their dialect to men.
dc.format9 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of New England, Department of Linguistics
dc.rightsPermission given by Convenor of Linguistics, School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England, to deposit the scanned version of this monograph and make it publicly available - email dated 25/8/13
dc.titleYanyuwa: 'Men speak one way, women speak another'
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesBook chapter scanned as an image-based pdf document
dc.date.issued1988
local.publisher.urlwww.une.edu.au/bcss/linguistics/
local.type.statusPublished Version
CollectionsAboriginal Linguistics 1 / edited by Nicholas Evans & Steve Johnson. Armidale, NSW : University of New England, Dept. of Linguistics, 1988.

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