Murray Garde

List of John Benjamins publications for which Murray Garde plays a role.


Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Australian languages | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Syntax


In the Sa language of southern Pentecost Island in Vanuatu, mythical narratives are known as dun. Notions of authenticity in the telling of dun engender debates about the status of competing versions and the links between dun and place. A current example I examine is the annual gol ‘land diving… read more
Garde, Murray 2014 Shifting relations: Structure and agency in the language of Bininj Gunwok kinshipLanguage Description Informed by Theory, Pensalfini, Rob, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin (eds.), pp. 361–382 | Article
This chapter examines the connections between shared cultural knowledge about kinship structure and the pragmatic inferences that enable interlocutors to assess each other’s (multiple) perspectives. By drawing on Bininj Gunwok conversational data this chapter shows how linguistic choices are… read more
Garde, Murray 2008 Person reference, proper names and circumspection in Bininj Kunwok conversationDiscourse and Grammar in Australian Languages, Mushin, Ilana and Brett Baker (eds.), pp. 203–232 | Article
Proper names in Bininj Kunwok are one of a number of unmarked referring expressions in contexts of high social familiarity. In most other contexts and especially where culturally motivated circumspection is required, names are avoided in favour of a range of other referring expressions. The… read more