People, Countries and the Rainbow Serpent

People, Countries and the Rainbow Serpent : Systems of Classification Among the Lardil of Mornington Island

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The Lardil, an Australian Aboriginal tribe, have a rich and complex cognitive culture and are native speakers of three different languages, each used for separate occasions. McKnight examines their systems of classifying the world, and creates the first inventory of the cognitive aspects of an Aboriginal tribe's social structures (including kinship, myth, and ritual).show more

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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5 halftones, 21 line drawings, 3 maps
  • 0195096215
  • 9780195096217

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