Collection UQFL476 - Bruce A. Sommer Papers

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Bruce A. Sommer Papers


  • 1964-2003 (Creation)

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31 boxes, 3 parcels.

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Biographical history

Dr Bruce Sommer has been involved with research relating to central Cape York Peninsular languages for more than forty years. His research aims at preserving the details of various dialects and the rules for using language in kin-based societies, such as the Kunjen (Oykangand).

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1964-2003
Collection alternatively titled as: Bruce A. Sommer Collection.

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Scope and content

Research materials relating to Central Cape York Peninsular languages collected from 1964 to 2003. Collection includes grammars, lexical material and text material from Oykangand. Materials comprise written notes, critical literature, theses, data CDs, audio cassettes and reel to reel tape recordings.
Collection includes tape list and introduction to collection, both by Dr Sommer. Fryer listing provides access to relevant box.

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Unrestricted access. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that some audio recordings in this collection contain material of a personal or sexual nature which may cause embarrassment or offence.

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  • Australian Language
  • English

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63063330; 45249186

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Links to superseded listings removed 17-Apr-2019, PW.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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