Small Talk: Light Warlpiri in the media

Carmel O'Shannessy

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    Abstract

    Languages are alive, evolving and in constant flow. New words emerge and become everyday, new usages are coined, sometimes to the annoyance of grammarians and the delight of linguists. But, it seems, given the right conditions, not only can existing languages twist and turn but new languages can spring up. In fact, they may be appearing more often than we think. Its just that it takes a rare set of skills and aptitudes to spot when its happening.
    Original languageEnglish
    PagesOnline
    Specialist publicationThe Economist
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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