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Wheeled vehicle terminology in Australian languages

Nash, David

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Indigenous Australians' original encounters with wheeled vehicles have led to their forming terminology in their languages to denote this concept (or concepts). I survey the words in Australia which encompass 'wheeled vehicle' and 'motor vehicle' as a sense, and some related terminology (vehicle parts, related actions) and some cultural associations. In areas where non-motor vehicles were already known, those terms were simply extended (loans of 'cart', 'wheelbarrow', but apparently not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/219033

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