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Body-parts in Dalabon and Barunga Kriol: matches and mismatches

Ponsonnet, Maïa

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This article describes a number of body-part lexemes in Dalabon, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Gunwinyguan family (Australia), and their counterparts in Barunga Kriol, the local creole. The aim of this paper is a comparison between some aspects of the Dalabon body-part lexicon and their counterparts in Barunga Kriol. I discuss particularities of the Dalabon bodypart lexicon and of linguistic descriptions of the body in this language. Throughout the study of Dalabon and Barunga Kriol...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPonsonnet, Maïa
dc.contributor.editorMaïa Ponsonnet
dc.contributor.editorLoan Dao
dc.contributor.editorMargit Bowler
dc.coverage.spatialCanberra Australia
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T05:14:38Z
dc.date.available2012-09-26T05:14:38Z
dc.date.createdDecember 1-4 2011
dc.identifier.citationPonsonnet, M. (2012). Body-parts in Dalabon and Barunga Kriol: Matches and mismatches. In M. Ponsonnet, L. Dao & M. Bowler (Eds), Proceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference – 2011, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, 2-4 December 2011 (pp. 352-388).
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9802815-4-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9421
dc.description.abstractThis article describes a number of body-part lexemes in Dalabon, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Gunwinyguan family (Australia), and their counterparts in Barunga Kriol, the local creole. The aim of this paper is a comparison between some aspects of the Dalabon body-part lexicon and their counterparts in Barunga Kriol. I discuss particularities of the Dalabon bodypart lexicon and of linguistic descriptions of the body in this language. Throughout the study of Dalabon and Barunga Kriol lexemes denoting the hand (or front paw) and its digits, the foot (or back paw) and its digits, the face, the nose and the nostrils, and finally, the head and the crown of the head, it is found that Barunga Kriol replicates some of the lexical structures of the local Aboriginal languages, but not all of them. In particular, a remarkable specificity of Dalabon, the fact that the head and the face are not labelled as such, and are preferably described as an assemblage of features, is only partially replicated in Barunga Kriol. The paper seeks to identify some of the factors explaining the matches and mismatches between Barunga Kriol and Dalabon
dc.description.sponsorshipANU College of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Language Studies; ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, School of Culture, History and Language
dc.format37 pages
dc.publisherAustralian Linguistic Society
dc.relation.ispartofseriesConference of the Australian Linguistic Society 2011
dc.rightsCopyright remains with the author. Permission has been given to deposit this paper and make it publicly available - emails from editor of proceedings, dated 30/08/12 and 8/10/12
dc.sourceProceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2011
dc.source.urihttp://langfest.anu.edu.au/index.php/als/als2011
dc.subjectbody-parts
dc.subjectDalabon
dc.subjectBarunga Kriol
dc.subjectcreole development
dc.subjectsubstrate influence
dc.titleBody-parts in Dalabon and Barunga Kriol: matches and mismatches
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notes"This research was carried out thanks to a grant from the Hans Rausing Endangered Language Documentation Program" - page 352. The conference proceedings can be found at http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9404. "The 2011 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society was ... hosted jointly by the School of Language Studies and the School of Culture, History and Language. The Conference convenors were Jane Simpson and Nicholas Evans" - from Proceedings, Editorial Note
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2012-10
local.identifier.absfor200407 - Lexicography
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9910377xPUB67
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.als.asn.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPonsonnet, Maïa, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Studies, School of Culture, History and Language & Centre de recherche et de documentation sur l’Océanie (CNRS), Marseille
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage351
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage387
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T07:40:12Z
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