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y separately published work icon Writing on the Backs of the Blacks single work   non-fiction  
Alternative title: Writing on the Backs of the blacks: Voice, Literacy and Community in Kroil Fieldwork
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Writing on the Backs of the Blacks
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'Revision of Ph.D. thesis; addresses questions of ethics of researching another culture; analyses written attitudes to literacy; traces development of Kriol, attitudes to its use in bilingual education in Northern Territory and how Summer Institute of Linguistics linguists have viewed it; examines language attitudes and choices at Ngukurr, Barunga and Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River); compares Kriol, Daly creole and Ngangityemerri phonologies in relation to orthographies; shows how literacy is used in newly literate communities by examining representation of prosody and code-switching between English and Kriol in texts; through stories ex plores intuitions on Kriol and identity, variety of Kriol speakers and occasions Kriol is used; concludes that Kriol literature has a doubtful future. '

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Works about this Work

Giving Voice to a Real Danger 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 31 July no. 131 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of Writing on the Backs of the Blacks Mari Rhydwen , 1996 single work non-fiction
Giving Voice to a Real Danger 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 31 July no. 131 1996; (p. 20)

— Review of Writing on the Backs of the Blacks Mari Rhydwen , 1996 single work non-fiction
Last amended 3 May 2017 13:03:42
Subjects:
  • Ngukurr, Roper River area, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Barunga, Batchelor - Katherine area, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Daly Waters, Mataranka - Tennant Creek area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • Aboriginal Kriol Included in AIATSIS, but with no ref. number language
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