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LINGUIST List 24.4970

Thu Dec 05 2013

Books: Culture, Interaction and Person Reference in an Australian Language: Garde

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-Dec-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Culture, Interaction and Person Reference in an Australian Language: Garde
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Title: Culture, Interaction and Person Reference in an Australian
Language
Subtitle: An ethnography of Bininj Gunwok communication
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 11
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/clu.11

Author: Murray Garde
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271242 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271242 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027271242 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202949 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202949 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027202949 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

The study of person reference stands at the cross-roads of linguistics, anthropology and psychology. As one aspect of an ethnography of communication, this book deals with a single problem — how one knows who is being talked about in conversation — from a rich and varied ethnographic perspective. Through a combination of grammatical agreement and free pronouns, Bininj Gunwok possesses a pronominal system that, according to current theoretical accounts in linguistics, should facilitate clear cut reference. However, the descriptions of Bininj Gunwok conversation in this volume demonstrate that frequently a vast gulf lies between knowing that, say, an object is '3rd singular', and actually knowing who it refers to. Achieving reference to people in Bininj Gunwok can involve a delicate and refined set of calculations which are part of a deliberate and artful way of speaking. Speakers draw on a diverse set of grammatical and lexical devices all underpinned by shared knowledge about a diverse range of social relationships and cultural practices.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Gunwinggu (gup)

Written In: English (eng)

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