Category Archives: Community

WHEN THE PRIME MINISTER SPEAKS A DYING (ABORIGINAL) LANGUAGE

The main premise of this post is that language maintenance and language loss are influenced by POLITICS or the STRUGGLE for POWER. What does it mean when the country’s highest elected official speaks a dying Aboriginal language on very significant … Continue reading

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The FUTURE of ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES in AUSTRALIA

I believe that Ling 366 is a unit that does not only focus on Aboriginal Languages per se; it is also one that investigates the precarious status of said languages in Australia. In the course of my study for this … Continue reading

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Yumplatok: “Our Talk” is not broken

Torres Strait Creole emerged when Pidgin English was brought north following European colonization. Although Australian Creoles were born out of a necessity for communication with settlers, their status as complete and complex languages has not been recognized until relatively recently. … Continue reading

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Maintaining Arrernte – A Place For Language

https://www.apmere-angkentye-kenhe.com/ Hi everyone, The website, Apmere Angkentye-kenhe or, in English, ‘a place for language’, is a resource for those interested in learning Central/Eastern Arrernte, a language spoken in Central Australia. It is a telling source for those studying Australian language … Continue reading

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Keeping the Gunditjmara language alive

In Victoria, there is not much happening in regards to preserving Indigenous languages as most of them became extinct when the Europeans invaded. With that said, it is quite inspiring to hear and read about a musician named Corey Theatre … Continue reading

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Teaching Indigenous Languages in primary schools

Hi everyone, I thought I’d share these news articles which relate how some primary schools have introduce their local Indigenous language and is taught to all children of the school and town. Even though Indigenous Language in Education is in … Continue reading

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Yuwaalaraay gaay- Gamilaraay garay

Throughout my studies of this unit I have found that the school I am currently working at as an SLSO (Walgett Community College- Primary School) to provide me with a wealth of knowledge and resources relating to the language spoken … Continue reading

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