German Lutheran Missionaries and the linguistic description of Central Australian languages 1890-1910

David Moore

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Abstract

German Lutheran missionaries established the Hermannsburg Mission station at Ntaria in the Northern Territory of South Australia in 1877.Their primary aim was the translation of the Bible and hymn books into the local Aranda language. The sources that are examined in this thesis are the grammars, dictionaries, texts and translations that were compiled between 1890 and 1910. This thesis establishes a basis for the scholarly interpretation and evaluation of these missionary descriptions of Aranda language by relating them to the missionaries' training, to their goals, and to the theoretical and broader intellectual context of contemporary Germany and Australia.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date3 Oct 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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