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Family in mind: Socio-spatial knowledge in a Ngaatjatjarra/Ngaanyatjarra children's game

Ellis, Elizabeth; Green, Jennifer; Kral, Inge


In the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in remote Western Australia children play a guessing game called mama mama ngunytju ngunytju ‘father father mother mother’. It is mainly girls who play the game, along with other members of their social network, including age-mates, older kin and adults. They offer clues about target referents and establish mutual understandings through multimodal forms of representation that include semi-conventionalised drawings on the sand. In this paper we show how speech,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Research on Children and Social Interaction
DOI: 10.1558/rcsi.28442


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