Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
Strengthen your knowledge of Northeast Arnhem Land’s Yolngu people while taking in Gupapuyngu, a Dhuwala language. Find out about Yolngu homelands and food. Research Yolngu attitudes to kinship. Hear about Yolngu ancestors and their stories.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop a working basic understanding of the key concepts of Yolngu life
- develop a working understanding of the Yolngu mälk and gurrutu (kinship) systems
- develop a working knowledge of the sounds, spelling and pronunciation of the Yolngu languages
- develop a working knowledge of Yolngu grammar, and ability to use 'Grammar Lessons in Gupapuyngu' as a reference tool.
- Yolngu towns and homelands
- Yolngu bush foods
- Yolngu kinship
- Basket and fire making
- Yolngu and missionaries
- Yolngu ancestors
- Gupapuyngu grammar of will be covered sequentially throughout the semester
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject is an extension of ABY11 but with a focus on Gupapuyngu, a Dhuwala language. Students will continue to develop oral fluency in the language as well as develop research interest in a Yolngu language. The presentation of Yolngu life and language will not be in a purely anthropological or linguistic form, as this approach does not do justice to the Yolngu world of experience.
- Assignment 2 (20%)
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 3 (20%)
- Assignment 5 (20%)
- Assignment 4 (20%)