Monthly Archives: March 2011

Noongar Radio

A friend just sent me this link to the Noongar radio station, broadcast from Perth, Western Australia. They have a Noongar language programme that is broadcast on Mondays and repeated on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They also have some great looking … Continue reading

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Language preservation via facebook

If you’re on facebook you can ‘like’ the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Language Preservation page which aims to ‘promote, preserve and maintain the use of Australia’s Indigenous languages’. The page is primarily run by Mrs Elvianna Dorante-Day, who … Continue reading

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AIATSIS webcast channel-Bilingual education and the language of news

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies are presenting a web cast by Lisa Waller from Deakin University and University of Canberra tomorrow from 12:00-2:30 pm. The topic is Bilingual Education and the Language of News, you … Continue reading

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That Munanga Linguist blog

Late one night a few weeks ago I was looking online for some information about Rembarnga language from Arnhem land as we had a small example of it in our text book and I wanted to find out more. Also, a friend … Continue reading

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Ngarluma on Youtube

The Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation in Roebourne, WA, has set up its own Youtube channel as part of its Language and Culture Unit. By sharing these videos it is hoping that Ngarluma language (which is highly endangered) and cultural practices will be … Continue reading

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Terra Lingua

Terra Lingua is an international non-profit organisation based in Canada. Terra Lingua aims to ‘sustain the biocultural diversity of life – the world’s invaluable heritage of biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity’. Recently they have published the Index of Linguistic Diversity, with an … Continue reading

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Wadeye Songlines Database

The Wadeye Songlines Database is an online project that ‘documents the history, language and music of public songs and dances composed and performed at Wadeye (also known as Port Keats) in Australia’s Northern Territory. It focuses on three songsets of Murriny Patha people: djanba, wurltjirri … Continue reading

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