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Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna) 1926-2018

Overview
Works: 213 works in 383 publications in 3 languages and 4,443 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Translator, Contributor
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Most widely held works by L. A Hercus
Indigenous and minority place names : Australian and international perspectives by Ian D Clark( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book showcases current research into Indigenous and minority placenames in Australia and internationally. Many of the chapters in this volume originated as papers at a Trends in Toponymy conference hosted by the University of Ballarat in 2007 that featured Australian and international speakers. The chapters in this volume provide insight into the quality of toponymic research that is being undertaken in Australia and in countries such as Canada, Finland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Norway. The research presented here draws on the disciplines of linguistics, geography, history, and anthropology. The book includes meticulous studies of placenames in central NSW and the Upper Hunter region, Gundungurra cave names; western Arnhem Land; Northern Cape York Peninsula and Mount Wheeler in Queensland; saltwater placenames around Mer in the Torres Strait; and the Kaurna in South Australia
The land is a map : placenames of indigenous origin in Australia by L. A Hercus( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire Australian continent was once covered with networks of Indigenous placenames. These names often evoke important information about features of the environment and their place in Indigenous systems of knowledge. On the other hand, placenames assigned by European settlers and officials are largely arbitrary, except for occasional descriptive labels such as 'river, lake, mountain'. They typically commemorate people, or unrelated places in the Northern hemisphere. In areas where Indigenous societies remain relatively intact, thousands of Indigenous placenames are used, but have no official recognition. Little is known about principles of forming and bestowing Indigenous placenames. Still less is known about any variation in principles of placename bestowal found in different Indigenous groups. While many Indigenous placenames have been taken into the official placename system, they are often given to different features from those to which they originally applied. In the process, they have been cut off from any understanding of their original meanings. Attempts are now being made to ensure that additions of Indigenous placenames to the system of official placenames more accurately reflect the traditions they come from. The eighteen chapters in this book range across all of these issues. The contributors (linguistics, historians and anthropologists) bring a wide range of different experiences, both academic and practical, to their contributions. The book promises to be a standard reference work on Indigenous placenames in Australia for many years to come
The two rainbow serpents travelling : mura track narratives from the Corner Country by L. A Hercus( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Corner Country', where Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales now converge, was in Aboriginal tradition crisscrossed by the tracks of the mura, ancestral beings, who named the country as they travelled, linking place to language. Reproduced here is the story of the two Ngatyi, Rainbow Serpents, who travelled from the Paroo to the Flinders Ranges and back as far as Yancannia Creek, where their deep underground channels linked them back to the Paroo. Jeremy Beckett recorded these stories from George Dutton and Alf Barlow in 1957. Luise Hercus, who has worked on the languages in the area for many years, has collaborated with Jeremy Beckett to analyse the names and identify the places
Aboriginal placenames : naming and re-naming the Australian landscape by L. A Hercus( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aboriginal approaches to the naming of places across Australia differ radically from the official introduced Anglo-Australian system. However, many of these earlier names have been incorporated into contemporary nomenclature, with considerable reinterpretations of their function and form. Recently, state jurisdictions have encouraged the adoption of a greater number of Indigenous names, sometimes alongside the accepted Anglo-Australian terms, around Sydney Harbour, for example. In some cases, the use of an introduced name, such as Gove, has been contested by local Indigenous people."
This is what happened : historical narratives by Aborigines( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeholder bl.a. lydskriftgengivelser (med engelske oversættelser) af australnegres beretninger om deres første møde med den hvide mand
Indological and Buddhist studies : volume in honour of Professor J.W. de Jong on his sixtieth birthday by L. A Hercus( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The languages of Victoria: a late survey in two parts by L. A Hercus( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field work 1962-65; v.1; Outline of Wembawemba language, phonemic & phonetic notes, grammar, text of songs, translation; Outline of Wergaia (Djadjala) language & Madimadi; v.2; Vocabularies of Wembawemba, Wergaia, Wadiwadi, brief examples of Narinari, Dadidadi, Gundidj, Woiwuru, Jodajoda, Gippsland, Southern Narigu; v.3; English Aboriginal vocabulary of Gundidj, Djadjala dialect of Wargaia, Wembawemba, Madimadi, Wadiwadi, Dadidadi, Narinari, Woiwuru, Jodajoda, Gippsland (Ganai), Southern Narigu
Victorian languages, a late survey by L. A Hercus( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bāgandji language by L. A Hercus( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and history : essays in honour of Luise A. Hercus( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Arabana-Wangkangurru language, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia by L. A Hercus( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Wirangu language from the west coast of South Australia by L. A Hercus( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in portraits : biographies of nineteenth century South Australian Aboriginal people( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal placenames naming and re-naming the Australian landscape by L. A Hercus( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 19 studies brought together in this book present an overview of current issues involving Indigenous placenames across the whole of Australia, drawing on the disciplines of geography, linguistics, history, and anthropology. They include meticulous studies of historical records, and perspectives stemming from contemporary Indigenous communities. The book includes a wealth of documentary information on some 400 specific placenames, including those of Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, western Victoria, the Lake Eyre district, the Victoria River District, and southwestern Cape York Peninsula."--Publisher description
The land is a map : placenames of indigenous origin in Australia( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected articles of LA Schwarzschild on Indo-Aryan 1953-1979 by L. A Hercus( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Diari by Johann Georg Reuther( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIAS Microfiche No.2 S.A. Museum hold original German ms.;translated by the Rev. P.A. Scherer
Indigenous and Minority Placenames : Australian and International Perspectives by Laura Kostanski( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wembawemba dictionary by L. A Hercus( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Papuan and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nukunu dictionary by L. A Hercus( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Papuan and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nukunu-English dictionary including place names; English -Nukunu finder list; notes on phonology, grammar, location of Nukunu people and Nukunu traditional stories; comparison of lexical items between Nukunu and other Thura -Mira languages Kaurna, Kuyani, Ngadjuri, Paunkalla and Adnyamathanha
 
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The land is a map : placenames of indigenous origin in Australia
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The two rainbow serpents travelling : mura track narratives from the Corner CountryAboriginal placenames : naming and re-naming the Australian landscapeAboriginal placenames naming and re-naming the Australian landscapeThe land is a map : placenames of indigenous origin in Australia
Alternative Names
Hercus, L. 1926-

Hercus, L.A.

Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna)

Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-

Hercus, Luise 1926-

Hercus, Luise A.

Hercus, Luise A. 1926-

Hercus, Luise Anna 1926-

Hercus, Luise Anna, 1926-2018

Hercus, Luize 1926-

Hercus, Luize, 1926-2018

Luise Hercus Australian linguist

Luise Hercus taalkundige uit Australië

Schwarzschild, L. A. 1926-

Schwarzschild, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-2018

Schwarzschild, Luise A. 1926-

Schwarzschild, Luise Anna, 1926-

Schwarzschild, Luise Anna, 1926-2018

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