By Rachel Nordlinger, Felicity Meakins
This quantity is a grammatical description of Bilinarra, an endangered Australian language. This paintings attracts on fabrics amassed over a 20-year interval from the final first-language audio system of the language, so much of whom have due to the fact kicked the bucket. distinctive consciousness is paid to all facets of the grammar, with all examples supplied with linked sound records.
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Treating with heated termite mound) babies, collecting yams and treating babies with heated termite mound. 01aud Nangangari Dreaming. Mungamunga. 02aud Lardaj ‘Little Lizard’ Dreaming. Marlimarli ‘Butterﬂy’ Dreaming. Barrjirda ‘Quoll’ Dreaming. 9:45 min Bilinarra Bilinarra Bilinarra BIL05aud Bush activities. 30:49 min Bilinarra The stimulus for this recording comes from raw video data taken for the Bilinarra project. Topics covered include making ashes, collecting mirndiwirri, antbed and lemon grass for treating babies with heated termite mound and collecting yams.
In the 1970s, McConvell (1985a: 96) observed that the most pervasive discourse practice among Gurindji people was code-switching between diﬀerent dialects of Gurindji and Kriol. In a recording of a conversation between Gurindji stockmen who were butchering a cow in a bush paddock near Kalkaringi, McConvell (1988a: 97) found that approximately a third of the utterances were monolingual Gurindji, one third Kriol, and the remaining third involved intra-sentential codeswitching. McConvell and Meakins (2005; Meakins 2011b) claim that these codeswitching practices fossilised into a mixed language, referred to as Gurindji Kriol.
Little is known about the language situation during the cattle station days. Many Bilinarra people worked on Wave Hill Station and reports from Berndt and Berndt (1987) paint a picture of multilingualism, with Gurindji and Mudburra as the dominant languages, and an Aboriginal variety of English emerging from contact with white station labour. Wave Hill was a centre of gradual but continuous intermingling of what have sometimes been called tribes with diﬀering language, territorial and cultural aﬃliations .