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LINGUIST List 17.2856

Sun Oct 01 2006

Books: Language Description: Lissarrague

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Ken Walker, A Salvage Grammar and Wordlist of the Language from the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie: Lissarrague


Message 1: A Salvage Grammar and Wordlist of the Language from the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie: Lissarrague
Date: 27-Sep-2006
From: Ken Walker <muurrbaywestnet.com.au>
Subject: A Salvage Grammar and Wordlist of the Language from the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie: Lissarrague


Title: A Salvage Grammar and Wordlist of the Language from the Hunter
River and Lake Macquarie
Published: 2006
Publisher: Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative Ltd.
                www.muurrbay.org.au

Author: Amanda Lissarrague, Many Rivers Aboriginal Language Centre
Paperback: ISBN: 097753510X Pages: 276 Price: AUS $ 40.00 Comment: plus postage & handling
Abstract:

This grammar and wordlist is a valuable language revitalization tool for
Aboriginal people of the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie Region of New
South Wales. It will appeal to anyone who is interested in the Aboriginal
Languages of Australia. It is primarily based on the work of the Reverend
Lancelot Threlkeld, who, in the first half of the nineteenth century, wrote
a comprehensive account of the language taught to him by Biraban. The
evidence from archival sources suggests that the language described by
Threlkeld as 'The language of the Hunter River and Lake Macquarie' was
spoken by people now known as Awabakal, Kuringgai, Wonnarua, and perhaps
Geawegal. Amanda Lissarrague presents a clear and succinct interpretation
of the phonology and grammar of the language in terms that are accessible
to both the layman and the specialist. This work also contains a vocabulary
written in a practical spelling system, and a database of example
sentences. Muurrbay is a nonprofit Aboriginal organization that supports
the coastal languages of northern and central N.S.W. through its auspicing
of the Many Rivers Aboriginal Language Centre. The grammar is © Wonnarua
Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Please email enquiries to
muurrbaywestnet.com.au.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Awabakal (awk)

Written In: English (eng )

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