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Special TELC event - 9 April

We are privileged to welcome renowned linguist and scholar Professor Michael Walsh back to Darwin to present on

"The language of money in Aboriginal Australia"

Each Australian language has needed to adapt to new situations: introduced animals (e.g. camels, cows, horses (Walsh 1992) etc.); introduced machines (e.g. bicycles, cars, trucks, windmills etc); introduced names (Walsh 2016). This paper explores ways in which money is referred to, not just individual words but also discourse patterns.

Walsh, Michael 1992 A Nagging Problem in Australian Lexical History. In Tom Dutton, Malcolm Ross and Darrell Tryon (eds.) The Language Game: Papers in Memory of Donald C. Laycock (Canberra: Pacific Linguistics), 507-19.
Walsh, Michael 2016 Introduced personal names for Australian Aborigines: adaptations to an exotic anthroponymy. In Laura Kostanski and Guy Puzey (eds) People, Places, Perceptions and Power, 32-46. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

WHEN: Monday 9 April 2018 from 2-3pm
Charles Darwin University Casuarina campus,
in the Savannah room of the Northern Institute, Yellow 1, level 2, room 49 (see blue/red arrow on map below)

Open to everyone, no need to register or RSVP, no cost to attend.
Jointly hosted by TELC and the Northern Institute

About the speaker:
Michael Walsh holds a PhD in Linguistics and has been dedicated to working with Australian Aboriginal languages for about 45 years. He has worked and published extensively on documenting and revitalizing Aboriginal languages of Australia, especially in the Northern Territory and New South Wales. His research interests include lexical semantics, cross-cultural pragmatics, language and identity, language and law, linguistic geography, language revitalization, song language and other expressive uses of language. In addition to his linguistic research, Michael has a strong record of advising and supporting Aboriginal communities in legal matters, such as land rights. He held positions at several Australian universities and research institutions and is currently affiliated with AIATSIS, the University of Sydney and the Australian National University among others.

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