Monthly Archives: May 2011

Learning Yolngu

There’s a piece by Noel Pearson in the Weekend Australian this week about the importance of bilingualism and the maintenance of heritage languages in general, and Aboriginal languages in particular (it’s on page 12 in the Focus section). He was … Continue reading

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Language in Public Seminar Series

Just following up on Annie’s post from a few weeks ago about Nick Reid’s lecture that was part of this year’s¬†AIATSIS seminar series… there are still two lectures left in the series, which is based on the topic, ‘Language in … Continue reading

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The science and art of language field work.

Associate Professor Clare Bowern from Yale University has done this lovely piece that was broadcast on Radio National. She explains the importance and complexities of linguistic field work in a very easy to understand way. Clare also shares some of … Continue reading

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Interview regarding interpreting needs of Indigenous Australians.

Recently this report was released by the Commonwealth Ombudsman, highlighting the need for interpreters when Government agencies are communicating with Aboriginal people. In this interview, Acting Ombudsman Alison Larkins speaks with SBS about the need for increased use of interpreters. … Continue reading

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CAAMA speaks to Paul Wiles about language and family

In response to this report, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association‘s Tristan Raye interviews Paul Wiles about the links between strong language and family networks and at risk youth. You can listen to the interview here. -Annie

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Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre-recruiting

Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre is looking for a linguist to join their team- please see attached file for details. Linguist ad and JD 2011-06 -Annie

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Studies in Australian Indigenous Conversation

This isn’t information that everyone will be able to access online, so I’ll apologise right now. I’m sorry! And I’m also quite late posting on this, but better late than never, right? There was a special issue of the Australian … Continue reading

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