Stories around a sand space (2011-2013)

Multimodal interaction in Central Australian Aboriginal sand drawing narratives

Dr Jennifer Green
ARC Discovery Project Fellowship DP110102767

Central Australian Aboriginal sand stories are a unique form of storytelling that incorporates speech, song, gesture, signs and drawn graphic symbols. This project enhanced our understandings of these narrative traditions and provided insight into the complexities of multimodal communicative systems as they are used in day‑to‑day interactions.