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Title: People, Countries, and the Rainbow Serpent: Systems of Classification Among the Lardil of Mornington Island
Written By: David McKnight
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics 12

The Lardil, an Australian Aboriginal tribe, have a rich and complex cognitive culture and are native speakers of three different languages, each used for separate occasions. McKnight examines their systems of classifying the world, and creates the first inventory of the cognitive aspects of an Aboriginal tribe's social structures (including kinship, myth, and ritual).

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Subject Language(s): Lardil
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195096215
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280pp
Prices: $75.00