In the Time of Their Lives
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Published: February 2021
In the Time of Their Lives: Wangka kutjupa-kutjuparringu: How talk has changed in the Western Desert examines the transformation of language across generations of the Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people of Australia’s Western Desert. Captivating stories from lives led are intertwined with informative linguistic and cultural information and stunning imagery. This book is a vibrant journey through history and the land.
Authors Inge Kral and Elizabeth Marrkilyi Giles Ellis respectfully bring together linguistic research and personal cultural insight to explore rich language traditions. In the Time of Their Lives is accessible for both the layperson and those more familiar with the unique oral traditions of the Ngaanyatjarra, Ngaatjatjarra and Pitjantjatjara people. It is a must-read for those interested in learning more about language, Australian history and culture.