Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Evolutionary Syntax

By Ljiljana Progovac

This book "outlines novel and testable hypotheses, contains extensive examples from many different languages" and is "presented in accessible language, with more technical discussion in footnotes."

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Making of Vernacular Singapore English

By Zhiming Bao

This book "proposes a new theory of contact-induced grammatical restructuring" and "offers a new analytical approach to New English from a formal or structural perspective."

Academic Paper

Title: Mapping the Language: How a dying language loses its place in the world.
Paper URL:
Author: Dorothea Hoffmann
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: University of Chicago
Linguistic Field: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation
Subject Language: Mullukmulluk
Abstract: This paper is concerned with documenting critically endangered and culturally significant aspects of spatial language in MalakMalak, a non-Pama-Nyungan Northern Daly language with eleven identified remaining speakers based in the Daly River Region in Australia. The documentation combines current speaker knowledge collected in fieldwork settings between 2012 and 2013 with historical recordings (Birk, 1971-1973) to identify such areas of knowledge that have been lost over time. As a result, this paper focuses on the intricate relationship between language, culture, landscape, and tradition in the absence of customary community life. It asks whether or not aspects of language may ever be fully documented when speakers no longer live in traditional areas practicing customary cultural life.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: AUSTRALEX 2013, The University of Adelaide

Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page