Land and Language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country

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| University of Leuven
| University of Queensland
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This volume offers a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic, anthropological, archaeological and historical work focused on Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country, in Australia’s northeast. The volume also honours Bruce Rigsby, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Queensland, whose work has inspired all of the contributors. The papers in the volume are organized in terms of five key themes, including the use of historical and archaeological methods to reconstruct aspects of language and social organization, anthropological and linguistic work uncovering aspects of world view embedded in languages and ethnographic data sets, the study of post-contact transformations in language and society, and the return of archival data to communities. Its thematic intersections draw together the varied disciplinary threads in an overview of the cultures and languages of the region, and will appeal to all those interested in Australian Aboriginal studies, linguistics, anthropology and associated disciplines.
[Culture and Language Use, 18]  2016.  x, 492 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
vii–viii
General maps
ix–x
Land and language in Cape York Peninsula and the Gulf Country
Jean-Christophe Verstraete and Diane Hafner
1–26
Appendix: Bibliography of Bruce Rigsby
27–36
Reconstructions
Connecting Thaypanic
Barry Alpher
39–60
Regions without borders: Related rock art landscapes of the Laura Basin, Cape York Peninsula
Noelene Cole
61–84
The Flinders Islands and Cape Melville people in history
Peter Sutton
85–104
Fission, fusion and syncretism: Linguistic and environmental changes amongst the Tangkic people of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia
Paul Memmott, Erich Round, Daniel Rosendahl and Sean Ulm
105–136
World views
Groups, country and personhood on the upper Wenlock River, Cape York Peninsula: Donald Thomson’s Kaanju genealogies
Benjamin Smith
139–158
Hyponymy and the structure of Kuuk Thaayorre kinship
Alice Gaby
159–178
Possession in Kuku-Thaypan through a comparative lens
Mary Laughren
179–198
Correlation of textual and spatial reference: This and that
Francesca Merlan
199–218
Contacts and contrasts
Botanists, Aborigines and native plants on the Queensland frontier
Marcia Langton
221–240
‘There is no truth whatever as regards any Aboriginal being flogged by the Police’: Coen Police Camp, 1933, Cape York Peninsula
Jonathan Richards
241–262
Multiple views of paradise: Perspectives on the Daintree rainforest
Chris Anderson
263–284
Shared country, different stories: A post-settler vignette
David Trigger
285–302
Transformations
Born, signed and named: Naming, country and social change among the Bentinck Islanders
Nicholas Evans
305–336
The problem of ‘tribal names’ in eastern Australia: The Kuku Yalanji example
Ray Wood
337–360
Going forward holding back: Modern bicultural living
David Thompson
361–382
Same but different: Understanding language contact in Queensland Indigenous settlements
Ilana Mushin, Denise Angelo and Jennifer Munro
383–408
The story of Old Man Frank: A narrative response to questions about language shift in northern Cape York Peninsula
Helen Harper
409–432
Repatriations
On the edges of their memories: Reassembling the Lamalama cultural record from museum collections
Lindy Allen
435–454
Making gambarr: It belongs to me, I belong to it
John B. Haviland
455–480
Index of places
481–482
Index of languages, language families and groups
483–486
General index
487–492
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015038058