Category Archives: Documentary

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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Documentary “First Australians”

White occupation of Australia has been devastating to Aboriginal languages. As a linguistics subject, much of this course has been about describing what is evident and what can be pieced together about Aboriginal languages. For me, some of the burning … Continue reading

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