David Mark’s contribution to ethnophysiography research
This article describes Professor David Mark’s considerable contributions over the last 11 years to research in Ethnophysiography, the study of terms used for landscape features in different languages, and toponyms (place-names). His preceding research is briefly discussed to provide a summary of the foundation from which ethnophysiography emerged. This article describes the key stages of development of this new field, including David Mark’s collaborations with Andrew Turk, David Stea, and others. It briefly summarizes the key theories used and the two ethnophysiography case studies undertaken thus far. This article provides an overview of how this collaborative transdisciplinary area of research has developed. It highlights the importance of David Mark’s scholarship in this process and indicates some of the impacts of the research.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: School of Arts, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia 2: Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allenda, Mexico
Publication date: June 3, 2014