Port Sorell language
|Port Sorell Tasmanian|
|Region||North-central coast of Tasmania|
|Ethnicity||Northern tribe of Tasmanians|
|ISO 639-3||None (
Port Sorell is an aboriginal language of Tasmania in the reconstruction of Claire Bowern. It was spoken near Port Sorell, in the center of the north coast, just east of Northern Tasmanian proper. Dixon & Crowley agree that there is unlikely to be a close connection to other varieties of Tasmanian.
Port Sorell Tasmanian is attested from two word lists: One of 268[dubious ] words collected by Charles Robinson at Port Sorell, and another of only 77 words, the "Little Jemmie’s" vocabulary collected by George Augustus Robinson.
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Port Sorell". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Port Sorell at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Claire Bowern, September 2012, "The riddle of Tasmanian languages", Proc. R. Soc. B, 279, 4590–4595, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1842
- Crowley, T; Dixon, R. M. W. (1981). "Tasmanian". In Dixon, R. M. W. and Blake, B. J. Handbook of Australian languages. Vol 2. Canberra: Australian National University Press. pp. 394–421.
- Bowern (2012), supplement