Kimberly Language Resource Centre

The Kimberly Language Resource Centre was established in 1985 and claims to be the first regional language centre in Australia. It is based in Halls Creek, WA. Although specific language information on the website is yet to come, there is a map and good explanations of the Centre’s history. Presently the Centre is concentrating its efforts on language continuation projects and programmes. It has its own archive which contains recordings (oral and written) and photographs from the region. The website gives a brief but comprehensive overview of some issues concerning the speech communities in the area, and strategies that are being used in language continuation. These include: Teaching on Country, the language continuation continuum, integrated learning, Kimberly Kriol and the politics of Kriol.


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