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Arrernte at heart: Children's use of their traditional language and English in a Central Australian Aboriginal community

Poetsch, Susan


This thesis is a rich description of a group of primary school aged children's language at Ltyentye Apurte, an Eastern Arrernte community in Central Australia. It documents morphosyntactic properties of their speech and broader aspects of their communicative competence. Notwithstanding variation in the cohort, this thesis finds that the children are essentially maintaining Arrernte rather than shifting to a contact code. Theoretically and methodologically the thesis draws on aspects of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/3GVT-N878


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