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Kun-dangwok: ''clan lects'' and Ausbau in western Arnhem Land

Garde, Murray

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The sociolinguistic concept of an Ausbau language is widely thought of as exclusively associated with the standardization of languages for the political and social purposes of nation states. Language policy initiated by state institutions, the development of literacy and new specialist registers of language are typical elements involved in the Ausbau process. However, the linguistic ideologies of small language groups such as those of the minority languages of Aboriginal Australia can drive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54078
Source: International Journal of the sociology of language
DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2008.027

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