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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]

dc.contributor.authorGoddard, Cliff
dc.contributor.authorWierzbicka, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:42:14Z
dc.identifier.issn0729-4352
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98997
dc.description.abstractThis 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 semantic explications, each built on - and, hopefully, improving upon -its predecessor as our understanding of the Jukurrpa concept expanded and came into sharper definition. We focus primarily on Central Australian languages such as Warlpiri, Arrernte and the Western Desert Language (Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra etc.). We do not claim to have necessarily arrived at a full, perfect or correct lexical-semantic analysis, although in principle this is the goal of semantic analysis. Rather our purpose is to share a hermeneutic process and its results. The guiding framework for our process is the Natural Semantic Metalanguage approach to meaning analysis.
dc.publisherAustralian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceAustralian Aboriginal Studies
dc.source.urihttps://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=414028751772935;res=IELAPA
dc.titleWhat does Jukurrpa ('Dreamtime', 'the Dreaming') mean? A semantic and conceptual journey of discovery
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume2015/1
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9803255xPUB1132
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGoddard, Cliff, Griffith University
local.contributor.affiliationWierzbicka, Anna, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage43
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage65
local.identifier.absseo950202 - Languages and Literacy
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:43:39Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84938832330
local.identifier.thomsonID000358456500005
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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