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What does Jukurrpa ('Dreamtime', 'the Dreaming') mean? A semantic and conceptual journey of discovery

Goddard, Cliff; Wierzbicka, Anna

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This study presents and justifies a detailed explication for the Australian Aboriginal Jukurrpa concept ((Dreamtime', (the Dreaming'), phrased exclusively in simple cross-translatable words. The explication, which is partitioned into multiple sections, depicts a highly ramified and multi-faceted concept, albeit one with great internal coherence. After a short introduction, our paper is organised about successive stages in the evolution of the current explication. We present and discuss four...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98997
Source: Australian Aboriginal Studies
Access Rights: Open Access

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