Written by one of the pioneers of the field of forensic linguistics, this collection presents 30 years of research and writings that focus on the distinct dialect of English spoken in Australia known as Aboriginal English. The implications of Diana Eades's work within the education, legal, and social spheres are of profound importance for understanding the lived experiences of Aboriginal Australians and the development of communication processes that overcome the existing inequalities within these spheres. Aboriginal Ways of Using English is a significant contribution to cross-cultural understandings and examines a significant subset of Australian English that is often ignored. The book is invaluable reading for students and scholars in linguistics, Aboriginal studies, criminology, law, education, and communication studies.
Published: Aboriginal Studies Press an imprint of Independent Publishers Group on Oct 1, 2013