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In the Time of their Lives

Wangka Kutjupa-Kutjuparringu: How Talk Has Changed in the Western Desert

Inge Kral Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis



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University of Western Aus
01 February 2021
'It is important for us to read our own stories and to keep the tradition of our language for our future generations.' - Dereck Harris, Chairman, Ngaanyatjarra Council 'In the Time of their Lives is a wonderful book that honours the extraordinary heritage and historical trajectory of Western Desert (Ngaanyatjarra) speech, the importance of speech and the management of its varieties with a complexity and insight we have rarely seen in print. With a blend of interviews in translation, close examples of speech, first person testimony, photographs, film clips and historical material, Kral and Ellis have brought attention to the changing sensory world of Yarnangu, of sight sound and bodily experience as central to Ngaanyatjarra sociality and personhood. It is rare, indeed, to have such respectful research flow from the intimate and personal perspective of a committed member and active participant in Ngaanyatjarra life.' - Fred Myers, Silver Professor of Anthropology, New York University
By:   Inge Kral, Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis
Imprint:   University of Western Aus
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 275mm, 
ISBN:   9781760801489
ISBN 10:   1760801488
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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