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LINGUIST List 24.3514

Fri Sep 06 2013

Media: Spatial Relationships in Australian Languages

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Aug-2013
From: Christine Nicholls <Christine.Nichollsflinders.edu.au>
Subject: Spatial Relationships in Australian Languages
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Please see below a link to an article that attests to the rich spatial language of Indigenous Australian languages, and how this plays itself out in the practical arena of the uniquely Australian football code, Australian Rules (commonly known as AFL). Although the Warlpiri and Guugu Yimithirr languages are specifically identified in this article, it is relevant to all Australian languages, although there are of course some differences, too.

You can read more at:

http://theconversation.com/its-time-we-draft-aussie-rules-to-tackle-indigenous-mathematics-15032



Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Guguyimidjir (kky)
                            Warlpiri (wbp)

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