Doing Yolŋu Bodyness and Languageness

Gaykamangu Waymamba, Yasunori Hayashi

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This paper brings out an understanding of Yolŋu bodyness and languageness. People of respective Yolŋu clan nations from east Arnhemland have their distinct and collectively owned language and practice of their body; ŋurru ŋarra ŋänitj (my nose is honey bee) for example. Dr Waymamba and Muthamuluwuy present a different way of doing their bodyness and of doing languageness. How could Yolŋu body be constituted and embodied in their world, and how do their different bodies embody their world in the form of language?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2019
EventPULiiMA 2019 - Darwin, Darwin, Australia
Duration: 19 Aug 201922 Aug 2019


ConferencePULiiMA 2019
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