Searching for Aboriginal Languages: Memoirs of a Field Worker (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics) R. M. W. Dixon » holypet.ru

Feb 17, 2011 · R. M. W. Bob Dixon was one of the first linguists to study the Aboriginal languages of northeast Queensland. This account of his research between 1963 and 1977 reveals the difficulties and excitement of linguistic fieldwork, but focuses especially on the people who patiently helped him to understand their dauntingly complex languages. "Searching for Aboriginal Languages" is an autobiographical account of linguistic researcher Robert Dixon's decades of field-work among the last remaining speakers of languages spoken along the northeast coast of Australia around Cairns. Dixon, Robert M. W. 1983, Searching for Aboriginal languages: memoirs of a field worker / Bob Dixon University of Queensland Press St. Lucia, Qld Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. In the early 1960s, R. M. W. Bob Dixon was one of the first linguists to study the Aboriginal languages of northeast Queensland, Australia. This autobiographical account of fourteen years of research, first published in 1984, paints a fascinating picture of the frontier society that existed in the region nearly fifty years ago. I’ve been reading, with increasing pleasure, R.M.W. Dixon’s Searching for Aboriginal Languages: Memoirs of a Field Worker, and I find myself unable to wait until I’ve finished it before sharing it with you all.It’s by far the best book I’ve read on what it’s like to be a field linguist, which is what I think of as a “real” linguist—it’s all very well to sit in an office and.

This pioneering work of synthesis covered more than two hundred Aboriginal languages, and stimulated the next generation of scholarship in the field. The author's subsequent search for an. Australian Aboriginal languages. Robert Malcolm Ward Dixon born Gloucester, England, 25 January 1939 is a Professor of Linguistics in the College of Arts, Society, and Education and The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Queensland. He is also Deputy Director of. And popular volume Searching for Aboriginal languages, memoirs of a field worker 1984, American edition 1989, English reissue 2010. In 1985, six months fieldwork in a basically monolingual village on the island of Taveuni in Fiji with further short field trips in 1986, 1989-90 and 2007 — a tropical paradise although with no electricity. Title: Searching for Aboriginal languages: memoirs of a field worker / R.M.W. Dixon Edition: Digitally printed version Publication info: Cambridge; Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Searching for Aboriginal Languages: Memoirs of a Field Worker (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics) R. M. W. Dixon

This book explores an Aboriginal lifestyle through its words. For many thousands of years the Yidiny language was spoken by the Aborigines of the Cairns-Atherton Tablelands region. Today the people and the words are all but extinct. Here, in tracking this sophisticated language, linguist R.M.W. Bob Dixon records its last speakers. Searching for Aboriginal languages: memoirs of a field worker / Bob Dixon; The Dyirbal language of north Queensland / R. M. W. Dixon; Dyirbal song poetry: the oral literature of an Australian rainforest people / R.M.W. Dixon; Studies in evidentiality / edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, R. M. W. Dixon; Australian Aboriginal words in English.

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