Language Change: Change Across the Lifespan and the Bardi Historical Record

Claire Bowern, Yale University

Bardi is a Non-Pama-Nyungan language from Northern Australia. Linguists have been visiting the community for over 100 years and recording the same families; this now places us in the position of being able to study both inter-generational changes across speakers and changes across the lifespan of the last speakers. In this talk, I present recent work on recent changes in Bardi phonetics, morphophonology, and morphosyntax.

Reed Hall, Room 108, 4:15 pm

This event is free and open to the public!