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Author Dixon, Robert M. W

Title Dyirbal song poetry : the oral literature of an Australian rainforest people / R.M.W. Dixon
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1996


Description xxiii, 367 p. [4] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm
Series UQP paperbacks
UQP paperbacks
Summary Words with interlinear glosses of 124 songs in Girramay, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Jirru, Mamu, some with musical transcriptions; linguistic and musical analysis of five song styles - Gama and Marrga styles performed at corroborees and lovesong styles Jangala, Burran and Gaynyil; notes on vocabulary, grammar and phonology; brief history of Dyirbal people and effects of contacts with Europeans after 1864 when Cardwell established; survival of Murray Upper community
Notes Includes Dyirbal texts with English translations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-51)
Subject Dyirbal language.
Folk songs, Djirbal -- Translations into English
Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Cairns Region -- Songs and music
Djirbal dialects
Dyirbal dialects
Folk songs, Djirbal -- History and criticism
Aboriginal Australian poetry.
Aboriginal Australian poetry -- Translations into English
Songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Wembria language (K31) (WA SD52-10)
Djiru / Dyiru language (Y124) (Qld SE55-06)
Wembria people (K31) (WA SD52-10)
Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-
Girramay people (Y127) (Qld SE55-06)
Music - Analysis - Vocal.
Language - Linguistics - Phonology and phonetics.
Dyirbal / Djirbal / Jirrabul language (Y123) (Qld SE55-05)
Malanbarra / Gulngay people (Y126) (Qld SE55-06)
Language - Vocabulary.
Dyirbal / Djirbal / Jirrabul people (Y123) (Qld SE55-05)
Djiru / Dyiru people (Y124) (Qld SE55-06)
Language - Linguistics - Grammar and syntax.
Dance - Ceremonial.
Girramay language (Y127) (Qld SE55-06)
Mamu people (Y122) (Qld SE55-06)
Mamu language (Y122) (Qld SE55-06)
Malanbarra / Gulngay language (Y126) (Qld SE55-06)
Literature and stories - Story telling and story tellers.
Djiru language Y124.
Girramay language Y127.
Mamu language Y122.
Dyirbal / Jirrbal language Y123.
Djirbal language Y123.
Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)
Murray River (NE Qld SE55-10)
Cardwell (NE Qld SE55-10)
Author Koch, Grace.
LC no. 96145183
ISBN 0702225932
Other Titles Oral literature of an Australian rainforest people