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Working verbs: the spread of a loan word in Australian languages

Simpson, Jane


Language, land and song are closely entwined for most pre-industrial societies, whether the fi shing and farming economies of Homeric Greece, or the raiding, mercenary and farming economies of the Norse, or the huntergatherer economies of Australia. Documenting a language is now seen as incomplete unless documenting place, story and song forms part of it. This book presents language documentation in its broadest sense in the Australian context, also giving a view of the documentation of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Language Land & Song: Studies in Honour of Luise Hercus


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