DP220100241 - The role of song in Kaytetye and Warlpiri bio-cultural knowledge

  • Ford, Linda (Chief Investigator C)
  • Turpin, Myfany (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Curran, Georgia (Co Investigator/Chief Investigator B)
  • Barwick, Linda (Chief Investigator D)
  • Wightman, Glenn (Associate Investigator)
  • Glynn-McDonald, Rona (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project aims to integrate Indigenous Ecological Knowledge with Indigenous ceremonial knowledge in two central Australian Aboriginal languages: Kaytetye and Warlpiri. With a multidisciplinary team and by building on existing lexical and musical corpora, the project expects to produce the first bio-cultural monographs. Identification of biota and human uses of them will be expanded with their song, site of origin and kinship affiliation; thus advancing knowledge of how societies interact with the natural world and the role of music in retaining knowledge.
Expected benefits of this project are greater inter-generational transfer of Indigenous bio-cultural knowledge through working on country and enhanced Indigenous capacity.
Effective start/end date16/06/2215/06/25


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