Australian Aboriginal words in dictionaries: response to Nash

Dixon, R.M.W. (2009) Australian Aboriginal words in dictionaries: response to Nash. International Journal of Lexicography, 22 (2). pp. 189-190.

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[Extract] Nash's 'Reaction' includes a number of errors of fact and of interpretation. I will here comment on just two.

(1) There are, basically, two varieties of boomerang:

a. The hunting or fighting boomerang, which is used for hunting animals and fighting people. It may be held in the hand or thrown. This type of boomerang does not, when thrown, return to the sender.

b. The returning boomerang, which is not a weapon, but is used primarily for sport and amusement.

Item ID: 17795
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1477-4577
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 04:33
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200407 Lexicography @ 100%
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