Welcome to the Pirltawardli Research Glossar of Terms
This section collects short definitions and descriptions of terms of interest. For the time being it also doubles as a place for me to note details of topics into which I may want to look into at a later date. A "more" link provides access to further details on the respective term.
A - D
Aboriginal, Aborigines [ 1824 ]
- Descriptor widely accepted amongst Australian people of First Nation heritage. To be preferred over "indigenous" or "native". [ more » ]
Doctrine of Discovery [ 1791 ]
- Doctrine in the early International Law of Nations to justify the occupation and colonisation of non-Western and non-Christian countries.
Based on Roman Catholic doctrine as a further legal development of the concept of "Terra Nullius".[ 1 ]
E - H
I - L
Language Death (Linguicide) [ 1880 ]
- In linguistics, language death (also language extinction, linguistic extinction or linguicide, and rarely also glottophagy) occurs when a language loses its last native speaker. Language death is a process that affects speech communities where the level of linguistic competence that speakers possess of a given language variety is decreased, eventually resulting in no native or fluent speakers of the variety. Language death may affect any language idiom, including dialects and languages. Language death should not be confused with language attrition (also called language loss), which describes the loss of proficiency in a language at the individual level. (Wikipedia)
M - P
Q - T
Terra Nullius [ 1790 ]
- Waste land belonging to no one, ungoverned and uncivilised country free for the taking of the first discoverer. Underlying concept for the colonising of other countries by Western Christian powers, based on Roman Catholic doctrines. [ more » ]
U - Z
- see <a href="../en/index.php?rubric=sources_glossar#1790">Glossar entry on "Terra Nullius"</a> [ ▲ ]
Direct URL: <www.grweb.org/cpo-pirltawardli/en/index.php?rubric=sources_glossar>. Viewed 14.12.2019.