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Linguistic imagery in Warlpiri songs: Some examples of Metaphors, Metonymy and Image-schemata in Minamina Yawulyu

Curran, Georgia


The language of Aboriginal songs is often described by both researchers and Aboriginal people as being unintelligible to those who do not have the ritual knowledge to understand it. The Minamina yawulyu performed by Warlpiri women from Yuendumu community, Central Australia, is one such song cycle that is described in this way. However, it does not display many instances of ritual or archaic words or phonological skewing that would clearly differentiate this language from everyday Warlpiri....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Linguistics
DOI: 10.1080/07268600903134061


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