Category Archives: Grammar

Grammar Lesson #2

by Jennifer Hamilton on April 12, 2013, no comments

In 26 Views of a Starburst World, Ross Gibson argues that William Dawes was exposed to an entirely different cosmology in the process of trying to record the Sydney language. Gibson shows how Dawes began to see this different perspective on the world when he was learning the language by means of a series encounters […]

Grammar lesson #1

by Jennifer Hamilton on April 8, 2013, no comments

In 26 Views of the Starburst World, Ross Gibson sheds new light on the ways in which the language of the Eora people differs from the rules of English grammar. He claims that the local language seems to have an ‘event grammar’. English grammar categorises words in order to understand their structural relationship to other […]