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Primitive Languages: linguistic determinism and the description of Aranda eighty years on

David Moore University of Western Australia Introduction The view that Australian Aboriginal languages are primitiveĀ endured into the twentieth century and is still widespread throughout the Australian community. ā€˜Primitive languagesā€™ were a means of using linguistic evidence from a language to

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Missionary linguistics and the German contribution to Central Australian language research and fieldwork 1890-1910

David Moore University of Western Australia Introduction This article explores the outstanding contribution of German Lutheran missionaries to linguistics, language documentation and translation in Aboriginal languages in Central Australia from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the years

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