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Words for Country: Landscape & Language in Australia

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Stories and phrases can powerfully shape the ways in which we experience and manage our environment. What languages have been used to characterize Australian landscapes and how have they influenced the way we see and treat our environment? This work answers this question and more, while exploring the inter-relationship between Australia's landscape and language. It covers ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by University of New South Wales Press
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Feb 28, 2012 Shelley is currently reading it
Well, I think I had high expectations for this but its not going where I had hoped it would. It was recommended to me when I was looking for a writer who was exploring the incorporation of indigenous language into the common vernacular...someone must be researching that, someone must be writing that book, I want to read it. Bonyhady is looking at placenames and landscapes mostly.
Dec 31, 2015 Deb rated it really liked it
Exciting approach to the land and how language filters, distances and creates place.
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