Monthly Archives: September 2014

Qld Curriculum subject in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

An online news article from May this year http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/more-queensland-schools-to-offer-aboriginal-languages-20140528-zrqzv.html#ixzz3EghMxrH8 announced that “More Queensland schools (were) to offer Aboriginal languages.” The article outlines in part, the Queensland Assessment and Curriculum Authority’s response to the Framework for National Aboriginal Languages and Torres … Continue reading

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ABC Splash website

While looking for something about Aboriginal English for the blog I stumbled across the ABC Splash website, which provides digital resources for children and schools. It has some great short videos aimed at primary and secondary school children about the … Continue reading

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The spelling system of the Arrernte language

http://www.clc.org.au/articles/info/have-you-ever-wondered-why-arrernte-is-spelt-the-way-it-is/ This web page for the Central Land Council discusses the issues of the spelling system chosen to represent the Arrernte language. Among the issues discussed are • why not the the English spelling system • why not a phonetic system … Continue reading

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“Living the language” – Aljazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/livingthelanguage/2012/04/201241612291819363.html Whilst searching the web for anything related to Australian aboriginal languages, I came across this which I found really interesting. As for the facts presented, I’m not entirely sure that all of them are correct – does Australia really … Continue reading

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Dr Felicity Meakins

This week I came across an article called ‘Language on the Line”. discovery-at-uq-2014 32 The article is about a current project by Dr Felicity Meakins, a “field linguist who specialises in the documentation of Australian Indigenous languages in the Victoria … Continue reading

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Australia Society for Indigenous Languages

Recently I found a youtube channel called AusilVideos.  Unfortunately the videos were made in the 90’s so they are a bit old but I think their content is still useful and interesting. There are a range of educational videos that … Continue reading

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Talking Book

For my contribution to the blog I would like to share and discuss a government health website concerning ear health. The website has a section on children’s ear health and I would like to talk about one page in particular … Continue reading

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