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Laves published very little on his Australian work.
- 1929a [Words among Australian Aborigines. Science n.s. 70,
: Supplement, xiv.
- A note stating that Laves, a student of anthropology in the
of Chicago, is collecting Aboriginal words in the cane-farming district
of northern N.S.W * AIATSIS Library call number: P LAV
Two Gumbainggar legends / comp. by Gerhardt Laves. [n.p.], 1929-1930.
1. A. Kumbaingeri text, [or] How the sea was made - 2. Madan
yuludara. (Aboriginal legend. Gumbainger and English). University
of Sydney Library, Fisher Research call number 398.20994
- 1929b Collecting native words. El Palacio 27(8/9), 290-1.
- Note on Laves and his research on the Kumbaingeri language.*
Accession no. p 7797
Laves prepared a paper on Gumbainggar grammar for the Brisbane meeting,
May - June 1930, of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of
Science. For financial reasons no papers were printed.
Laves prepared a paper which was presented
before Section L of the AAAS at
Atlantic City, the morning of December 31, 1932, in 'Primitive
Linguistics', a joint session between AAAS Section H: Anthropology and
Section L: Historical and Philological Sciences:
Presiding Officer: C. H. Danforth, VP
of Section H, Stanford University
Laves published only one other linguistics paper: a review of Induktiver Aufbau einer indonesischen
Ursprache by Otto Dempwolff (C Boysen, 1934), Language Vol. 11, No. 3 (Sep.,
1935), pp. 264-267 (which has no mention of Australia).
"The Drum Language of West Africa," George Herzog, Yale University
"A Preliminary Report on the Languages of Australia," Gerhardt Laves,
University of Chicago
"Paper on Observations on the Phonetics of Primitive Languages," H. J.
Uldall, Columbia University
"Paper on Algonquian Languages," Truman Michelson, Bureau of American
Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution
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