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Linguistic Features and Strategies of Interpreting: From Research to Education to Practice

Jemina Napier

in Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education: Directions for Research and Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195176940
eISBN:
9780199869978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof/9780195176940.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the linguistic features and strategies of interpreting, particularly in higher education, through the description of various research projects involving Australian Sign Language ... More


Quantifying depictive secondary predicates in Australian languages

William B. Mcgregor

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines two potential types of quantitative depictive secondary predicate in Australian languages: co-participation and iterated involvement. The formal manifestation of these ... More


The Cost of Language Mobilization: Wangkatha Language Ideologies and Native Title*

Jessica Boynton

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter investigates the nature of ideological transformation among Wangkatha language consultants in Western Australia, highlighted in the wake of Native Title legislation designed to determine ... More


Features in categorization, or a new look at an old problem

Keith Plaster and Maria Polinsky

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter reanalyses noun classification in the Australian language Dyirbal. While earlier analyses have proposed intricate class assignment principles rooted in conceptual features, we argue that ... More


Going, Going, Gone? The Ideologies and Politics of Gamilaraay-Yuwaalaraay Endangerment and Revitalization*

Peter K. Austin

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The history of indigenous Aboriginal languages in eastern Australia for the 200 years following first European settlement in 1788 has been one of loss and extinction. By 1988 it appears that none of ... More


Meeting Point: Parameters for the Study of Revival Languages*

Vicki Couzens and Christina Eira

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

As language revival and revitalization rapidly become primary modes of community-based work in Aboriginal Australia, the need for a theoretical foundation for the linguistic scenarios that emerge is ... More


Time, diversification, and dispersal on the Australian continent: Three enigmas of linguistic prehistory

Nicholas Evans

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Sahul, the ancient continent uniting Australia and New Guinea, is the only inhabited continent uniquely occupied by small-scale societies until colonial contact. And Australia (only separated from ... More


Grammaticalization and typology in Australian Aboriginal languages

Ilana Mushin

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

While grammatical change has been a key area of interest for Australian historical linguistics, only a few studies have sought to explain the development of grammar in terms of processes of ... More


Kayardild Morphology and Syntax

Erich R. Round

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654871
eISBN:
9780191745560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654871.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new data and a formal analysis of the inflectional system and syntax of Kayardild, a typologically striking language of Northern Australia. It sets forth arguments for recognizing ... More


Possession in Martuthunira

Alan Dench

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter offers a comprehensive analysis of expression of possession and of ownership in Martuthunira, an extinct Australian language, formerly spoken in the Plibara region of Northern Australia. ... More


Beyond the classifier/gender dichotomy: The role of flexibility in a more integrated typology of nominal classification

Ruth Singer

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The entrenched nature of the gender/classifier dichotomy stands in the way of better typologies of nominal classification. How can we move beyond it to a more integrated view of nominal ... More


Grammar and Social Cognition: The Hawaiians, the Dalabons, and the Anglos

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

As many linguists studying endangered languages have emphasized, every language contains, in its lexicon and grammar, a distinct conceptual universe that is going to disappear forever when the last ... More


Endangered languages, Endangered meanings

Anna Wierzbicka

in Imprisoned in English: The Hazards of English as a Default Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321490
eISBN:
9780199369263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321490.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, English Language

Most of the world’s languages are dying out, and the ways of thinking and knowing embedded in their vocabulary are dying out, too. Linguistics has come to see as one of its central responsibilities ... More


Demorphologization and deepening complexity in Murrinhpatha

John Mansfield and Rachel Nordlinger

in The Complexities of Morphology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198861287
eISBN:
9780191893346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861287.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Inflectional allomorphy is a prototypical form of morphological complexity, introducing unpredictability into the mapping of form to meaning. In this chapter, we examine a system of verb inflection ... More


The non-visible marker in Dyirbal

R. M. W. Dixon

in The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

In the Dyirbal language community of north-east Australia there was a requirement of being at all times maximally specific. In keeping with the need for precision, there is a set of grammatical ... More


What Dyirbal uses instead of commands

R. M. W. Dixon

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Dyirbal has verbal inflections which have been referred to as ‘positive imperative’ and ‘negative imperative’. However, their meanings and functions extend far beyond these traditional labels. Their ... More


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