Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia


Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia provides a series of studies of aspects of languages and culture in different parts of Aboriginal Australia. Chapters deal with subjects including why young Aboriginal women in rural Australia might end up pleading to a guilty crime she didn’t commit; the picture of ‘language ownership’ which can be drawn from recent research on land rights; what we know of the first white settlers’ attempts to learn the language of the Sydney region; the first dictionaries complied in South Australia; and how Aboriginal languages are now being used in the media and education.